Initial casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, which will visit over 70 venues throughout the UK and Ireland from this September.
Launching the tour will be Todd Carty in the role of Major Metcalf. Carty has had a long career on stage and screen but is most known for his television roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, PC Gabriel Kent in The Bill and Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill. He was a contestant Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef.
Television actress Gwyneth Strong will return to the role of Mrs Boyle for intital venues. She is known for her beloved portrayal of Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses.
Further casting for the tour is to be announced.
The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952, on 27 September 2022. The iconic thriller will then visit over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.
The tour will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.
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.
The West End production of The Mousetrap is now booking until 29 May 2022 at the St Martin’s Theatre, London.