John Altman joins Todd Carty and Gwyneth Strong in The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary Tour

Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller will tour to over 70 theatres throughout the UK and Ireland from September 2022.

The complete cast for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the world, has been announced.

Joining the previously announced Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill) as Major Metcalf and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) as Mrs. Boyle will be fellow EastEnders actor John Altman as Mr. Paravicini, Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls, Funny Girl) as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears (Magic Goes Wrong) as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay as Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap in London), Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap in London) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.

The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952.

June Brown and John Altman as Dot and Nick, EastEnders

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.

Opening at Theatre Royal Nottingham on 27 September 2022, the 70th Anniversary tour will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cheltenham.

It will also play at venues in Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote 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?

A full tour schedule, further information, theatre listings and ticket purchase through the website The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel & Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE.

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