The world’s longest running play is coming to Bristol this summerPosted on: 19 May 2023
Over its 70-year stint in the West End, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has become known as THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist ever.
The Mousetrap will run at The Bristol Hippodrome from Monday 24 until Saturday 29 July 2023.
Still enthralling audiences to this day, The Mousetrap has this week announced a brand-new cast for its upcoming 70th-anniversary tour featuring Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) who continues to play Major Metcalf and Casualty star Catherine Shipton as Mrs. Boyle.
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We're excited to announce that Todd Carty and Catherine Shipton will be joining the cast of @MousetrapLondon when the show comes to Bristol!— The Bristol Hippodrome (@BristolHipp) May 19, 2023
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As news spreads of gruesome happenings in London, seven complete strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a secluded countryside guesthouse. When a policeman arrives, the guests realise – to their horror – that a murderer is in their midst.
One by one, the trapped suspects reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Find out when Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this summer.
Headline cast members Todd Carty and Catherine Shipton will be joined by Rachel Dawson (Gillian Lynn Theatre’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Mollie Ralston, Michael Lyle (Amedeus at National Theatre) as Giles Ralston and Shaun McCourt (War Horse at the National Theatre) as Christopher Wren.
They will be joined by Leigh Lothian (Lovely Bones at Birmingham Rep and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre and on tour) as Miss Casewell, Steven Elliot (The Ladykillers UK tour and Associate Artist of Theatre Clwyd) as Mr. Paravicini, and Garyn Williams (The Corn is Green at the National Theatre) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.
The Mousetrap - written by legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time - premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 and toured the UK before opening in the West End where it continues its record-breaking run at the St Martin’s Theatre, 70 years on.
The iconic thriller’s 70th Anniversary tour opened in Nottingham back in 2022 and continues to appear at venues throughout the UK and Ireland, marking its milestone anniversary by visiting over 70 theatres, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago and many more.
The Mousetrap will run at The Bristol Hippodrome from Monday 24 until Saturday 29 July 2023. Secure your tickets HERE.
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