British stars of entertainment are set to unite to bring The Mousetrap back to the West End. As the world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will lead London out of lockdown at the St Martin’s Theatre from 17 May.
In accordance with Stage 3 of the government’s roadmap, the show will prepare to reinstate at the theatre after being suspended since the pandemic arose in March 2020.
Featuring two sets of casts, including Olivier Award-winning and acclaimed screen stars, the iconic thriller is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2022.
Cast includes Danny Mac (Pretty Woman), Cassidy Janson (& Juliet), Nicholas Bailey (EastEnders), Derek Griffiths (Small Axe), David Rintoul (The Crown, Game of Thrones), Charlie Clements (EastEnders), Susan Penhaligon (Emmerdale), Paul Bradley (EastEnders) and Louise Jameson (EastEnders).
Further casting includes Joshua Griffin, who makes his West End debut, Paul Hilliar (Much Ado About Nothing), Sarah Moss (Noises Off), Lizzie Muncey (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Timberlake (Chicago), Kate Tydman (Top Girls) and Alexander Wolfe (In the Club).
Adam Spiegel, producer of The Mousetrap, said: “I am thrilled today to announce the award winning company of actors that have assembled to lead The Mousetrap back to the West End. The production is an enduring symbol of London theatre and I hope that its return signifies the first steps in the restoration of live theatre in London. I am so pleased that these hugely accomplished performers have chosen to participate in this historic moment.”
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?
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