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Rachel Summers | The Mousetrap
Rachel SummersMollie Ralston

Rachel Summers

Training: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Theatre credits include: Poppy/Ripely Fecund in Bleak Expectations (The Criterion Theatre), Amethyst Crapp in Petula (National Theatre Wales), Lily in Kindred Spirits (Jack Studio Theatre), Celia in As You Like It (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Constance Neville in She Stoops To Conquer (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Lise in The Boss Of It All (Soho Theatre), Desiree in Upstart Crow (Gielguld Theatre), Novice in Trade (Tour with New Perspectives Theatre), Mother/Coco in Conundrum (Arcola Theatre), Madam Irina/Debbie in This Island`s Mine (King’s Head Theatre), Melanie in Dare To Dare (The Space Theatre), Madame Tricastin in Til We Meet in England (Peckham Safehouse), Femi in The Sun, The Moon and The Stars (Yard Theatre), Belle in Flush (Matchstick Theatre), Alison in Mastering Business (Stockwell Playhouse), Zohra in Don Quixote in Algiers (White Bear Theatre), Third Witch in Macbeth (Cockpit Theatre), Dot in Far From Fiction (Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Virginia in Papa’s Bathtub Gin (Rosemary Branch Theatre).

TV credits include: Katherine Cousens in The Nevers (HBO).

Film credits include: Keisha in Calloused Hands

Christopher Bonwell | The Mousetrap
Christopher BonwellGiles Ralston

Christopher Bonwell

Theatre credits include: Bad Jews (West End & UK Tour), In Praise of Love (Theatre Royal Bath), The Entertainer (UK Tour), She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre Royal Bath) Relatively Speaking (Jermyn Street Theatre & The Mill at Sonning) and Twelfth Night (UK Tour)

Film credits include: Glasshouse, Set Me Free (Director), Out of the Grey & Siffre

Audiobook and Voice credits include: BAFTA award winning Divinity II Original Sin, Boulder’s Gate III, Knights Sovereign II. The House Hunt by C.M.Ewan, The Confession by Jo Spain, The Daniel Pitt Mysteries by Anne Perry, Wildbound by Elayne Audrey Becker, The Goldsmith & The Master Thief by Tonke Dragt, A Wartime Marriage by Mary Jane Staples, Enola Holmes & the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer and Cold Justice by Ant Middleton.

Joshua Glenister | The Mousetrap
Joshua GlenisterChristopher Wren

Joshua Glenister

Training: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

Theatre credits include: Witness for the Prosecution (County Hall London), Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse/Northern Stage), My Mental Breakdown (Turbine Theatre), New Dawn Fades (UK Tour).

Film and Television credits include: Doctors (BBC), Holby City (BBC), So Awkward (BBC), As I Am (Fablemaze), Indulgence (Precious Life Films), Deep Clean (Halflife Films), Genius (Fox21).

Gay Soper | The Mousetrap
Gay SoperMrs Boyle

Gay Soper

Theatre credits include: Posy in Saving Grace (Riverside Studios), Lotte Child in Crazy for You (Chichester Festival Theatre), Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (Storyhouse Chester), Grandma in Adrian Mole (Menier Chocolate Factory), Grandma in Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mrs Strakosh in Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory), Old Lady in Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory), Mrs Alexander in Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night Time (National Theatre/Apollo/Gielgud Theatre), Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret (English Theatre of Frankfurt), Lady Jealous Traffick in The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse).

West End theatre credits include: Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables,, Godspell (original London cast), Side by Side, The Mitford Girls, Billy, Which Witch, Salad Days, Canterbury Tales, Good (for the RSC). 

Touring theatre credits include: Star Quality, Nude with Violin, and Blithe Spirit. Mrs Higgins and Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady

TV credits include: Unforgotten (ITV), Holby City (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Bill (Talkback Thames).

Film credits include: – Rupture (MBC Studios), The Space Between

Audio and Voice credits include: all the voices of The Flumps (BBC Children’s tv) Solo album - Flying Fish and Fallen Angels. Many original cast albums, pantomimes, and operettas. 

Miles Richardson | The Mousetrap
Miles RichardsonMajor Metcalf

Miles Richardson

Theatre credits include: Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Newcastle), Another Country (Sondheim), Wilfred, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Inspector Calls (Birmingham), Othello (Clwyd), Private Lives (York), An Evening with Gary Lineker (Lyric), Journeys End (Kings Head), Charley’s Aunt(Cannizzaro Park),The Picture of Dorian Gray (Westminster), The Three Musketeers (UK Tour), Romeo & Juliet (Hull Truck), The Invisible Man (Harold Pinter), Lulu (Almeida), The Rival’s (Wimbledon), Anjin (Sadler’s Wells),12 Angry Men (Garrick), King Charles III (Wyndhams Theatre/Broadway), King John (Rose Theatre), Sleuth (Nottingham), This House (National Theatre), Remains of the Day (UK Tour), Witness for the Prosecution (County Hall) and My Fair Lady (Frinton). For the RSC: Loves Labours Lost, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Volpone, Henry IV pts1&2, Henry V, Henry VI parts 1,2 & 3 and Richard III.

Film and Television credits include: MauriceElizabeth, HighlanderThe Remains of the DayHarry PotterThe Colour of MagicFlushed awayByronThe Return of Sherlock HolmesAllo,AlloCambridge SpiesMiss Marple, Doctors, Upstairs/Downstairs, Titanic, Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Dancing on the Edge, Lucan, The Crown, The Courier, Peterloo, Canterville Ghost, Industry and Outlander.

Jessica Temple | The Mousetrap
Jessica TempleMiss Casewell

Jessica Temple

TrainingBristol Old Vic 

Theatre: Patriots (West End); Hedda Gabler (Reading Rep Theatre); Patriots (Almeida); Merchant of Venice (Nottingham Playhouse); Who Cares (Lung Theatre); The Madness of George III (Nottingham Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Insane Root); Medea (Bristol Old Vic); Peter Pan (National Theatre); King Lear (Bristol Old Vic).

TV: D.I. Ray (ITV); Atlanta S3 (FX); Sister Boniface Mysteries (BBC); Doctors (BBC); Martin’s Close (BBC).

Sebastien Torkia | The Mousetrap
Sebastien TorkiaMr Paravicini

Sebastien Torkia

Theatre credits include: Stevie Streeter in Rock Follies (Chichester Minerva), Berlusconi in Berlusconi A New Musical (Southwark Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Old Vic Theatre), Mr Wormwood in Matilda the Musical (West End), Alberto Beddini in Top Hat (National Tour), Al Wheeler in The Stripper (West End , The Other Palace), Peter And The Starcatcher (Royal Theatre, Northampton), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Travels With My Aunt (Minerva, Chichester), Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Leeds Playhouse/Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Lion King (West End), A Streetcar Named Desire (Bolton Octogan), Women Beware Women (National Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (West End/Menier Chocolate Factory), Guys And Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (West End, Germany, Italy), Benoit in Martin Guerre (West End), Grease (West End), Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl (Minerva, Chichester), A Chorus Line (Sheffield Crucible), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Leeds Playhouse), Singin’ In The Rain (National Tour).

Television credits include: Mammals (Amazon Prime), The Boleyns (BBC), Victoria Wood’s That Day We Sang, Coronation Street, Babes In The Wood.

Film credits include, Aladdin (Disney), Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Mamma Mia, The Clan, The Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Radio work includes: Leaving Normal (BBC 4).

George Hannigan | The Mousetrap
George HanniganDetective Sgt. Trotter

George Hannigan

Training: Oxford School of Drama.

Theatre credits include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (UK Tour & West End).

Television credits include: Three Little Birds (ITV), The Chemistry of Death (Paramount+), Doctors (BBC), Red Rose (Netflix), The Larkins (ITV), Grantchester (ITV).

Film credits include: Choose or Die (Netflix), and Last Train to Christmas (Sky).

Ben Riddle | The Mousetrap
Ben RiddleU/S Trotter/Giles

Ben Riddle

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre Credits include: The Mousetrap (St Martin's Theatre); Macbeth: A Tale of Sound and Fury (6FootStories/Brighton Fringe; A Christmas Carol, Carrie’s War, Our Town, Blue Remembered Hills (Apollo Theatre Company/Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Macbeth,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shooting Stars Theatre Company), Back to Back, Flickbook (Poleroid Theatre/Theatre 503/White Bear).

Ben has also toured extensively with the award winning Ten Ten Theatre and the Young Shakespeare Company and has starred in several short films with The Lacuna Works. 

Kieran Seabrook France | The Mousetrap
Kieran Seabrook FranceU/S Wren/Trotter

Kieran Seabrook France

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre credits include: King Arthur, The Snow Queen and Alice in Wonderland (UK Tours with Hobgoblin Theatre Company), Raleigh in Journey’s End (Revival Theatre) Fight Captain and Billy Bones in Treasure Island (Chapterhouse Theatre), Dickon in The Secret Garden (Chapterhouse Theatre).

Other theatre credits include: Codpieces and Absent Friends (Claire Evans Ltd), Liphook’s Revenge.

Film credits include: All These Men That I Have Done and The Dunwich Horror. 

Kieran is delighted to make his West End debut on The Mousetrap.

Sarah Parkins | The Mousetrap
Sarah ParkinsU/S Mollie/Casewell

Sarah Parkins

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts 

Theatre credits include: Just Relax (Hope Theatre) and Dragon (Cockpit Theatre).

Theatre credits whilst training: Sandra Beaumont in Made in Dagenham, Duckling Smith in Our Country's Good and Mother in All My Sons.

Clive Marlowe | The Mousetrap
Clive MarloweMetcalf/ Paravicini

Clive Marlowe

Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

West End credits include: The Hobbit (Fortune).

Understudy credits include: The Woman in Black (Fortune) and Gross Indecency. Clive has also worked in Stockholm for the last 20 years in A Christmas Carol.

Other stage work includes: Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, Twelfth Night, Pravda, and A Chorus of Disapproval.

Radio and TV roles include: Vicars, Football Referees, Tax Inspectors and other pillars ofthe community!

Clive received an award as a Covid-19 Local Hero for his work as a homeless navigator on the Restart Homeless Project in Welwyn Garden City.

Cathryn Sherman | The Mousetrap
Cathryn ShermanU/S Mrs Boyle

Cathryn Sherman

West End credits include: The Mousetrap (St. Martin's Theatre), Les Misérables (Palace Theatre), Starlight Express Vocal Booth (Apollo, Victoria), TheSound Of Music (Sadler's Wells).

Other stage credits include: Sondheim's Road Show (Union Theatre), A Dolls House (Barons Court), 84 Charing Cross Road,, Shakespeare's Fools and Horses (St Paul's Church, Covent Garden) and played Mother Christmas for Lapland UK.

Concerts include: Les Misérables 10th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena), and Lesley Garrett's Travelling Light tour.

T.V. credits include: EastEnders, (BBC), The Great Plague (Discovery).

Alexander Scrivens | The Mousetrap
Alexander ScrivensU/S Metcalf/Paravacini

Alexander Scrivens

Training: The Poor School 

Theatre Credits include: Cold Blow Lane (Matchstick Piehouse), Dr Strangelove (Secret Cinema), Kolbe's Gift (Farnham Rep), Play of Thrones (Union Theatre), All My Sons (Farnham Rep), Much Ado About Nothing (Burnt Out Theatre).

Film Credits include: Peninsula (nominated at Southampton International Film Festival for “Best Lead in a Feature”), Genius, Witness: Confessions of a Hitman, A Song From The Dark, The Fisherman.

Television Credits include: Inside Balmoral, Inside Kensington Palace, Death Row Doctors, Murder Maps, Witness: Confessions of a Hitman, Saved.

Creative Team

Writer (1890-1976)AGATHA CHRISTIE


Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.

Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six rejections, but this changed when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.

Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her her works come third in the rankings of the world’s most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare’s works and the Bible. The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End on 25 November 1952, and is still running after more than 27,500 performances.



Ian was Artistic and Managing Director of The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park from 1987 until 2007. For Regent’s Park he directed Babes In ArmsThe FantasticksLady Be GoodThe CardKiss Me, KateA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumOh, What A Lovely WarH.M.S. Pinafore (all nominated for Olivier Awards); The Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for best director 2000); Much Ado About NothingAndrocles and the LionLook Here Old SonThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaTwelfth NightMidsummer Night’s DreamA Connecticut YankeeThe Comedy Of ErrorsPaint Your WagonGentlemen Prefer BlondesThe Music ManWhere’s Charley?Camelot and The Boyfriend.

His other directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre; Newbury); Yeoman Of The Guard (Savoy Theatre); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and national tour); The Pirates Of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse and national tour); Anything Goes (national tour); Kiss Me; Kate (Brisbane Festival); Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (Gielgud Theatre); Doctor In The House (national tour); The Invisible Man and Charlie’s Aunt (The Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Letters (Dubai Festival); Third Finger Left Hand (Trafalgar Studios); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe; San Diego); Million Dollar Quartet (national tour); Eugenius (The Other Palace); The Mousetrap (St. Martins Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (national tour); White Christmas (national tour) and many overseas tours and pantomimes.

Artistic DirectorDENISE SILVEY


Denise trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began her career as an actress and singer working in the West End, film, television, and radio. She began her relationship with The Mousetrap by playing Miss Casewell in 1994 and then again in 2001. She became Production Supervisor for the show in 2009 and then Artistic Director in 2018. She has cast every West End production since 2009, tours since 2015 and has cast and directed productions in China, the Far East and India.

Other production and casting credits include: Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk (feature films), Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside Studios), The Pargetter Triptych (podcast), Musik (Edinburgh and West End), The Dame (Park Theatre and National Tour), Dead Sheep (Park Theatre and National Tour), An Audience with Jimmy Saville (Park Theatre and Edinburgh), The Roundabout (Park Theatre and New York), Twitstorm, Deny Deny Deny and Twilight Song (Park Theatre), Alex Salmond Unleashed (Edinburgh and National Tour), Once Seen on Blue Peter (Edinburgh Festival), All or Nothing (Arts and Ambassadors Theatre), Don’t Call Me Nigel (National Tour), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (National Tour), The Watcher (Waterloo East Theatre), The Translucent Frogs of Quuup (Edinburgh Festival, Ambassadors Theatre, Kings Head), BurtonClown in the Moon, Wilde Without the Boy (Edinburgh and St James’s Theatre), The Man Called Monkhouse (National Tour), Starting Here, Starting Now (Jermyn Street Theatre).

She is also a recipient of both Stage One Bursary and Start Up Fund for producers and is a member of UK Theatre and the League of Independent Producers.



Over the past 25 years, Adam Spiegel has produced extensively in London’s West End as well as various tours throughout the UK and internationally. Most recently Adam has taken over as producer of the world’s longest running show The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), upholding its prestigious legacy within the West End.

West End credits include: Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Fame (Aldwych Theatre and Shaftesbury Theatre); Sister Act (London Palladium); Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria); High School Musical – Live on Stage! (Hammersmith Apollo); Midnight Tango (Aldwych Theatre, Phoenix Theatre); Dance ‘Til Dawn (Aldwych Theatre); Love Story (Duchess Theatre); Crazy for You (Novello Theatre); The Mysteries (Queen’s Theatre) and Birdy (Comedy Theatre).

UK touring credits include: Motown the Musical (2018); Fat Friends the Musical (2017); Tango Moderno (2017); Shirley Valentine (2017); The Mousetrap 60th anniversary tour (2012–2016); To Kill a Mockingbird (2014 and 2015); Love Me Tender (2015)The Producers (2015); FameSaturday Night FeverThe Last Tango (2015-2016); Dance ‘Til Dawn (2014 and 2015); Midnight Tango (2011, 2012 and 2013); Strictly Come Dancing LiveHigh School Musical – Live on Stage!; High School Musical 2; the Creole Choir of Cuba; The MysteriesLady Salsa and Five Guys Named Moe.

International touring credits include: Saturday Night Fever (Australasian and Scandinavian tours); Fame (Scandinavian and US tours) and the Creole Choir of Cuba (worldwide).

Other theatre credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird (Barbican Theatre); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall, London); Lady Salsa (Pleasance Theatre) and Promises, Promises (Sheffield Theatres).

Adam produced the annual Laurence Olivier Awards for the Society of London Theatre for five years running from 2004 to 2008. Adam has also previously acted as an arts consultant for both The Sunday Times and Tate Britain. Adam now sits on the board of SOLT and the League of Independent Producers.


Sir Stephen has been a theatre owner and manager since 1984 when he was Joint Chief Executive of Maybox Group which acquired and managed the Albery, Criterion, Donmar Warehouse, Piccadilly, Whitehall and Wyndham’s Theatre, as well as developing the first British owned multiplex cinemas. Maybox was sold in 1989, in which year he became Director of the Victoria Palace Theatre but sold it to Cameron Mackintosh in 2014. Sir Stephen became the Producer of The Mousetrap in 1994. Since then he has also taken on the management of the St Martin’s Theatre as well as the Vaudeville from 1995 – 2002 and the Savoy from 1997 – 2005. In April 2007 Sir Stephen purchased the Ambassadors Theatre, the sister theatre to the St.Martin’s and the original home of The Mousetrap for the first 21 years of its run. Before entering the theatre business Sir Stephen was a financial journalist and a founder director of Euromoney Publications. Sir Stephen was President of the Society of London Theatre from 2002 to 2005; and he was a Trustee of The Theatres Trust 1998 – 2004. In 2007 Sir Stephen became Chairman of RADA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He founded Mousetrap Theatre Projects in 1996 which each year takes thousands of young people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to the best of West End Theatre, and is the industry’s leading education charity.

Original Producer (1911 - 2003)SIR PETER SAUNDERS


Peter Saunders’ first job was as a very junior assistant cameraman. He graduated to cameraman and film director.
He then produced his own films and lost all his money.
He worked as a reporter on the Daily Express for four years; then as press agent to bandleader Harry Roy. He joined the army when war broke out, rising from private to captain.
He jumped in at the deep end and put on his first play in 1947. He then produced more than 150 shows all over the world including the world record breaking The Mousetrap. In 1981 he was knighted for his services to the theatre. In April 1994 he transferred the management of The Mousetrap to Mousetrap Productions run by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen. Sir Peter’s hobbies included chess, photography, the music of George Gershwin, telephoning, and collecting wills. He was married to Katie Boyle.

Company Stage ManagerPaula Salmon
Deputy Stage ManagerHELEN COBB
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