Agatha Christie probably had no idea what she was
creating when she wrote The Mousetrap.
For the last 50 years it's been pulling theatre
audiences into London's West End.
|Richard Attenborough trod the boards in Nottingham
as Det Sgt Trotter...
What you might not be aware of is that prior to
starting its record-breaking run, The Mousetrap had its world premiere
at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham.
The date was 6th October, 1952, with a cast that
included Richard Attenborough and Sylvia Sim.
Since that time there've been nearly 21,000 performances
of the mystery thriller.
To celebrate the half century of Mousetrap productions
the Mousetrap is returning to Nottingham for a special one-off performance.
|...along with Sylvia Sim as Mollie Ralston
Cast members from Colin McIntyre's Theatre Royal
Thriller Season company will be giving a rehearsed reading of the
Prior to that there'll be a free pre-show talk
by David Turner, the director of the London production of the Mousetrap
at 2.30pm on the Theatre Royal stage.
Mr Turner directed the Mousetrap in 1987, 1991
and every production since 1993.
He'll be talking about what goes on behind the
scenes of the the world's longest running production.