MAJOR NEW TOUR OF THE U.K. AND IRELAND TO LAUNCH THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE MOUSETRAP, THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING PLAY
Having held its world premiere at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952, this 70th Anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller will open here this September before visiting over 70 theatres throughout the UK and Ireland
The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, will launch a major new tour of the UK and Ireland this September. The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham on 27 September 2022, the same venue where it held its original world premiere in 1952. The iconic thriller will then visit over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.
This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.
Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunnit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland. A true British classic, this beloved tale of intrigue and suspense is as enthralling today as it was when it first opened in 1952 and I am thrilled that audiences, of all ages, and from all corners of the country, will have the chance to see it in their local theatres.
Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.
Following its opening at Theatre Royal Nottingham on 27 September 2022, the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester,Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.
A full tour schedule, further information, theatre listings and ticket purchase through the website MousetrapOnTour.co.uk
Casting will be announced soon.
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?
The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE.
For further information, see MousetrapOnTour.co.uk
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Tuesday 27 September–Saturday 1 October 2022
£17.50 to £39.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, 16-25 year olds, and Groups
Age Guidance 11+
www.trch.co.uk Box Office 0115 989 5555
*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offers benefits including ticket discounts and exclusive pre-sales. For more information please visit www.trch.co.uk/membership
Approximately 2hr 20mins