The legendary whodunit, The Mousetrap from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, will play Sunderland Empire next week, 28 February – 2 March starring Only Fools and Horses actress, Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle.

This 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, this timeless thriller The Mousetrap returns by popular demand for an extensive new tour that will travel the length and breadth of the country giving audiences all across the UK the opportunity to discover theatre’s best kept secret.

The Mousetrap has opened at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester where it runs until 23 February. The cast also includes David Alcock (Mr Paravicini), Geoff Arnold (Detective Sgt. Trotter), Nick Biadon (Giles Ralston), Lewis Chandler (Christopher Wren), John Griffiths (Major Metcalf), Harriett Hare (Mollie Ralston) and Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen (Miss Casewell).

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.

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