The Mousetrap at The Grand Opera House York AD|

When I heard that The Mousetrap was coming to the Grand Opera House, York, I jumped at the chance to attend the press night showing.  I am not a big Agatha Christie fan, but I was very curious to see the longest running play in the world!  The Mousetrap has been staged continuously for 70 years! 

I don’t want to give too much away about the storyline (and of course I won’t tell you ‘whodunnit’!)  But I can say that the play is set in post World War II England.   A newlywed couple have opened a guest house, and on a snowy night have several unusual guests staying with them.  When one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the police sergeant – and you – to decide who did it!


West End Cast – photography by Matt Crockett


It’s a classic, traditional piece of theatre that builds tension as it goes along with several surprises on the way!  It’s a beautiful set and the cast delivers a compelling performance.  There are not many seats left – so book tickets now if you want to see it in York!



The Official Bit:


The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, will launch a major new tour of the UK and Ireland this September. The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will visit over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.


This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.


Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunnit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland. A true British classic, this beloved tale of intrigue and suspense is as enthralling today as it was when it first opened in 1952 and I am thrilled that audiences, of all ages, and from all corners of the country, will have the chance to see it in their local theatres.


Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.



A full tour schedule, further information, theatre listings and ticket purchase through the website



As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?


The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE.


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