Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap continues its record-breaking UK tour with a visit to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre next week.
The beloved murder mystery, which originally opened in 1952 starring the late Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, will visit the Belgrade Theatre from Monday, November 9, to Saturday, November 14.
The cast includes Hester Arden (Macbeth, Orange Tree Theatre) as Miss Casewell, Edward Elgood as Christopher Wren, Mark Homer (Eastenders’ Tony Hill) as Giles Ralston, Esther McAuley (I Promise You Sex and Violence, Northern Stage) as Mollie Ralston and Jonathan Sidgwick (Hollyoaks; Coronation Street) as Mr Paravicini.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running stage production, having been at its London home since 1958. The 60th anniversary - and first ever - UK tour has been seen by more than 600,000 people at more than 600 performances, breaking box office records in many of its venues.
Mousetrap Productions has also licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap world-wide to mark the 60th year, and many of these have also broken their records, from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney. During this period the world’s longest running show has been seen in every continent, with professional productions in Australia, China, Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Scandinavia, Venezuela, and across the United States and Canada.
Tickets start at £16.50. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055.