The world’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is returning to Cardiff’s New Theatre with a star-studded cast for its 70th year!
Produced by Adam Spiegel & Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE the iconic thriller features EastEnders legend Todd Carty as Major Metcalf and Only Fools and Horses star Gwyneth Strong as Mrs. Boyle along with 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.
This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.
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?
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.
With a running time of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, The Mousetrap plays Cardiff’s New Theatre from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 March 2023. For ticket availability visit the New Theatre website.