The Mousetrap Celebrates 60 Years in London's West End

The Mousetrap Celebrates 60 Years in London's West End

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP is celebrating a 60 year run in the West End at the St Martin’s Theatre, which has been home to the show since 1974. THE MOUSETRAP first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.

    To mark the milestone, a new production with an all-star cast will begin a 60-week tour beginning in Canterbury on Tuesday 11th September 2012. It will be the first time the show has been fully staged in the UK outside of London since its pre-West End tour in 1952. In addition, performance rights are also being licensed for 60 productions around the world for a limited period. A 60p charity fee will also be added to MOUSETRAP tickets in London, which will be given to organisations working with children and the arts.

    Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP has kept audiences guessing for almost six decades. As it enters its 60th incredible year, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

    During the 60 year run there have been 382 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 116 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 415 tons of ice cream sold. Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records - David Raven as the 'Most Durable Actor' for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy. 

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