Agatha Christie’s murder mystery – and the longest running play in the world – The Mousetrap is heading to York on its 70th anniversary tour.
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 at Grand Opera House York from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 March.
The cast features Only Fools and Horses star Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle and EastEnders and Grange Hill actor Todd Carty as Major Metcalf.
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.
Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: “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.”
Tickets start from £13 and are available here.