Gwyneth Strong stars in The Mousetrap at the Belgrade Theatre

Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit is back on the road following its record-breaking 60th anniversary tour in 2012

Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit The Mousetrap is headed to Coventry this Spring in a gripping production by Adam Spiegel and Stephen Waley-Cohen.

Following its record-breaking 60th anniversary tour in 2012, the unstoppable West End hit is back by popular demand, touring the length and breadth of the country to enable audiences across the UK to discover Christie’s macabre murder mystery live on stage.

Casting for the tour includes Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle. Best known for her roles as Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses and as Geraldine Clough in EastEnders, Strong has also appeared in The Great Train Robbery, Silent Witness, Casualty, Doctors and Murder in Suburbia.

Additional casting for the show 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 staged 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 transfers 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.

Having delighted theatre-goers for an incredible 67 years, the beloved murder mystery returns to the road following the success of the first ever UK tour in 2012, while continuing its open-ended run at St. Martin’s Theatre London.

Credit: Johann Persson

The touring production is directed by Gareth Armstrong, former Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre, founding director of the Made in Wales Stage Company and former Associate Artist at Salisbury Playhouse. Recent credits include Hugh Whitemore’s Sand in the Sandwiches in the West End and on tour. He has also written and performed his own solo play, Shylock, which premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse and toured internationally for ten years.

Expect shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner when The Mousetrap comes to the Belgrade Theatre Coventry 8-13 April 2019.

Tickets are available to book now by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055 or visiting where prices are cheaper.
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