World renowned murder mystery The Mousetrap from Agatha Christie will return to The Courtyard stage this June.
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. One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until, at the last moment, the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
Following the success of its first ever UK tour in 2012, the timeless thriller returned to the road by popular demand in January 2019, and has been earning standout reviews from critics and public alike.
Now in its 68th year, The Mousetrap continues a record-breaking run in the West End where it recently celebrated its 28,000th performance at the St Martin’s Theatre. First seen 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 transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martin’s in 1973 where it has played ever since.
Television star Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance, Emmerdale) joined the tour in 2019 to play Mrs Boyle and acts alongside Steven Elliott (The Crown, Inspector Morse), Martin Allanson (Doctors) and Benedict Smith (Casualty).
The Mousetrap will be in The Courtyard’s Main House from Monday 1 – Saturday 6 June at 7.30pm plus a 2.30pm matinee on Thursday 4 and Saturday 6. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk.