EastEnders Star John Altman Caught In Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary Date in Cardiff

Full casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, which will visit over 70 venues throughout the UK and Ireland from this September. The Mousetrap will visit Cardiff’s New Theatre from March 14 – 18 2023.

EastEnders star Todd Carty will play Major Metcalf and Only Fools and Horses star Gwyneth Strong will feature as Mrs. Boyle. The pair will be joined by EastEnders actor John Altman as Mr. Paravicini, Joelle Dyson as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay as Christopher Wren Essie Barrow as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed as Detective Sgt. Trotter.

The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, 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.

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.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote 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 & Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE.

  • A full tour schedule, further information, theatre listings and ticket purchase is available through the website MousetrapOnTour.co.uk

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