Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest-running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years.
But now Lanarkshire fans of the Queen of Crime don’t need to travel so far to see for themselves what has given this particular show such enduring appeal.
The Mousetrap’s first UK tour started in September 2012 in Kent and is still going strong thanks to huge demand.
The play makes a welcome return to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal for one week only, starting on Monday.
This much-loved murder mystery has now been seen by more than 600,000 people across more than 600 performances, breaking box office records in many venues.
The cast for the 2014 autumn leg of the tour features Helen Clapp as Mollie Ralston, Michael Fenner (Doctors, Footballers’ Wives) as Mr Paravicini, Anne Kavanagh (Chichester Festival Theatre’s Goodnight Mr Tom, August, Osage County at the National Theatre) as Mrs Boyle, Charlotte Latham as Miss Casewell and Stephen Yeo as Christopher Wren. They are all reprising their roles from the production in London’s West End.
Also appearing are Christopher Gilling (ITV’s Law and Order, BBC1’s Silk) as Major Metcalf, Henry Luxemburg (Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon) as Giles Ralston and Luke Jenkins (Scenes from an Execution, Unicorn Theatre) as Sgt Trotter.
Mousetrap Productions has also licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap worldwide to mark the 60th year and many of these have also broken records, from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney.
And while fans can watch the thriller at venues worldwide, The Mousetrap continues to wow audiences at its home in St Martin’s Theatre, London.
Call the box office, 0844 8717647, or visit ATG TIckets for tickets.