ABOUT THE PLAY
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP
is the world’s longest-running play.
This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote 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? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?
For over 70 years, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats.
Agatha Christie’s script allows for incredible flexibility of interpretation and embodiment of each role. Every new cast member brings new depth to the production, and every night’s audience brings its own energy. As a result, each of the 28,000+ performances has been unique.
But there are some things that remain unchanged in Christie’s clever characterisation...
IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
A newlywed who has inherited Monkswell Manor and has recently opened it as a guesthouse with her husband. But why has she opened a guesthouse now… and what is she hiding?
The more cautious proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and Molly's husband of only a year. A man with no solid past, he appears to have little interest in running a guesthouse, and is quick to judge his guests.
A young architect with a flamboyant and often inappropriate sense of humour. His energetic conversation style can appear light-hearted, but also has an unnerving undertone. It is clear that he is hiding something.
A retiree whose acerbic tone makes her a challenging guest. Strong-willed and uncompromising, she has a chip on her shoulder and a secret on her mind...
A disciplined and affable gentleman who seems all too keen to help his hosts cope with the consequences of the snowstorm. But who is he really, and why is he there?
An aloof young woman on a business trip. Unwilling to discuss private matters and disinterested in the opinion of her fellow guests. She’s travelled a long way to be there, but why?
A roguish gentleman who hides his reasons for being there and acts as if visiting from another era. He delights in the guests’ uncertainty and appears to enjoy the game… but what part does he play?
DETECTIVE SGT. TROTTER
The young detective assigned to report on the Monkswell Manor situation as it unfolds. Determined and authoritative, with a keen mind. Will he solve the case before it’s too late?