Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which is the world’s longest running stage production, heads for Lynn Corn Exchange this summer as part of its 60th anniversary UK tour.
This beloved murder mystery first opened in London in 1952 and is known for its twist ending – which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.
It is still playing in London – now at St Martin’s Theatre – and now the anniversary tour has continued the play’s journey across the breadth of the country chalking up around 1,000 performances and seen by nearly one million people.
For the 2016 leg of the tour, Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) will star as Mrs Boyle.
She said: “I thought about doing something special for my 65th birthday in 2016. Just how did I get to be 65?
“The same way The Mousetrap has run for nearly that length of time I suppose, just second by second, time has ticked away. We’ve both lasted this long, and so we’ll be celebrating together. That’s quite special.”
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?
One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. 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.
Opening night is on Monday, June 13, and the play continues nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday, June 18; there are 2.30pm matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday.
Tickets are from £22.50 – £27.50, concessions available, on sale now from the box office on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk