Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of THE MOUSETRAP
Get a first look below at the 2019 UK Tour of The Mousetrap, the legendary whodunnit and record-breaking murder mystery from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, starring Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses) as Mrs Boyle, directed by Gareth Armstrong.
The unstoppable West End hit has been delighting theatregoers for 67 years with its macabre murder mystery. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, the timeless thriller The Mousetrap is back by popular demand in a new national tour which opened to critical and public acclaim in January. The production continues to travel the length and breadth of the country this year, giving audiences all across the UK the opportunity to discover theatre's best kept secret.
The Mousetrap opens tonight at The Mercury Theatre, Colchester where it runs until 23 February. Newly announced venues include Blackpool Grand, Llandudno Venue Cymru, Milton Keynes Theatre, Woking New Victoria, Torquay Princess, Chesterfield Pomegranate and Glasgow Theatre Royal. As previously announced, the tour will also visit Southport Theatre, Sunderland Empire, High Wycombe Swan, Bromley Churchill , Cheltenham Everyman, Oxford Playhouse, Crewe Lyceum, Coventry Belgrade, Crawley Hawth, Darlington Hippodrome, Exeter Northcott, Salford Lowry, York Grand Opera House, Edinburgh Playhouse, Liverpool Empire, Southend Palace, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Bristol Hippodrome, Stoke Regent, Brighton Theatre Royal, Norwich Theatre Royal, Malvern Festival, Bournemouth Pavilion, Dartford Orchard, Eastbourne Devonshire Park and Cardiff New Theatre.
First seen in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap went on to become the world's longest running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973 where it has played ever since, continuing a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances in London so far. The beloved murder mystery returns to the road following the success of the first ever UK tour in 2012.
The Mousetrap continues its open-ended run at St. Martin's Theatre, London.
Photo Credit: Johann Persson
Saskia Vaigncourt Strallen