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Cast & Creative

Lucy Doyle | The Mousetrap
Lucy DoyleMollie Ralston

Lucy Doyle

Training: RADA.

Theatre credits include: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End), Roast Me (Union Theatre), A Cold Supper Behind Harrods (Original Theatre), The Croft (Original Theatre), Vanessa Redgrave’s Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938 (Theatre Royal Bath/Rose Theatre Kingston).

Film credits include:

Daddy’s Head (Stigma Films), Gently (Disney+), Three Weeks (Susan Wokoma), Dive, The Dinner After, Burn the Witch, Grounds (BFI Shorts). TV credits include: Smothered (Sky), Bruce (Channel 4), More Time (Pilot).

Audio credits include:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo), Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone (New York Ensemble for the Romantic Century), The Cherry Orchard (BBC Radio 3) Porcelain, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Anthology, An Ideal Husband, The Moors of England, Life Lines, China Towns (BBC Radio 4). Lucy won the Donmar Warehouse’s All Female Shakespeare Award in 2014 chaired by Phyllida Lloyd. Lucy was a BBC Radio Repertory Member in 2018 and is a BBC Carlton Hobbs Award winner. 

Daniel Cech-Lucas | The Mousetrap
Daniel Cech-LucasGiles Ralston

Daniel Cech-Lucas


Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Theatre credits include:

The Play That Goes Wrong (West End), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain (Bath Theatre Royal), Don’t Be Terrible (The Pleasance), Something Something Lazarus (Broken Cabaret), A Tale of Two Cites, Regeneration (Northampton Theatre Royal), Romeo and Juliet (Permanently Bard).

Film credits include:

Hurricane: Mission Of Honor (Film Slate One), Vandalis (Wheelhouse Productions).

Other screen credits include:

Live streams of Richard III and Henry VI Part One (The Show Must Go Online), web series

Darren Has a Breakdown (Maws Productions), Yarns Awardwinning short film, Dishes Dishes Dishes (Blink Films).

Lynton Appleton | The Mousetrap
Lynton AppletonChristopher Wren

Lynton Appleton



Theatre credits include:

The Wind and the Rain (Finborough Theatre). Credits while training include: Richard III (RSC), Time and the Conways (RADA), The Faith Machine (RADA), Stand (Omnibus Theatre). Lynton is delighted to be making his West End debut.

Jules Melvin | The Mousetrap
Jules MelvinMrs Boyle

Jules Melvin



Theatre credits include:

In Lambeth, The Broken Heart, The Rape of Tamar (Lyric Hammersmith), A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Augustine’s Oak, The Taming of the Shrew, an all-female Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ursula, A House of Correction, I Saw Myself (The Wrestling School), The Devil is an Ass, Faust Parts One and Two (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre), Private Lives (Hampstead Theatre), Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls (English Theatre, Frankfurt), Gabriel (UK tour).

Most recently Jules has played Janet Mackenzie in Witness for the Prosecution in The Chamber at County Hall, worked with the National Theatre in their productions of Rutherford and Son and The Welkin, and appeared as Heather in the UK tour of The Mirror Crack’d.

TV credits include:

The Witcher, The Bill, Casualty.

Ben Onwukwe | The Mousetrap
Ben OnwukweMajor Metcalf

Ben Onwukwe

Theatre credits include:

The Full Monty (UK tour), The Shawshank Redemption (UK tour), The 47th (Old Vic), Black Men Walking (UK tour),New Nigerians (Arcola), The Treatment (Almeida), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh).

Ben has performed with the RSC, including Pericles, A Winter’s Tale and Crooked Dances at The Other Place.

TV credits include:

Professor T, Death in Paradise, Safe, Marcella, EastEnders, Doctors, Hollyoaks Later, Coronation Street, Holby City, Law & Order UK, London’s Burning.

Film credits include:

Late Bloomers.

Audio credits include:

Ben was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Repertory Company, performing in

countless plays and book of the week broadcasts. He has over 100 audio books to his name.

Elyssia Roe | The Mousetrap
Elyssia RoeMiss Casewell

Elyssia Roe



Theatre credits include:

Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree/Guildford Shakespeare Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Utah Shakespeare Festival).

Theatre credits while training include:

Julius Caesar, When The Rain Stops Falling, Bold Girls, Curse of The Starving Class, The Effect, The Cherry Orchard.

Elyssia is delighted to be making her West End debut.

Lorenzo Martelli | The Mousetrap
Lorenzo MartelliMr Paravicini

Lorenzo Martelli


Webber Douglas and Oxford University.

Theatre credits include:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida Festival/National Tour), The Mirror Crack’d (Original Theatre Company National Tour), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre/Scoop, MoreLondon Southbank), The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, As You Like It, The Malcontent (Custom/Practice), Ladies’ Night (Royal Court Liverpool), Our Day Out (Chester Gateway), The Man Who (Pleasance, London), The Snow Queen (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Misanthrope, The Little Prince (OUDS/Old Fire Station Oxford).

TV credits include:

Heartbeat, Holby City, Doctors, Hunting the KGB Killers, Genie in the House.

Film credits include:

Sparkle (Dir. Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter/ Magic Light Pictures), Late

Shift (Dir. Tobias Weber/Sohne AG), John Lennon: A Journey in the Life (Dir. Ken Howard/

Landseer films for the BBC), For Love (Short, Dir. Joy GharoroAkpojotor/Prod. Emily Morgan), Cupidity (Short, Dir. Simon Connolly/Prod. Aradhna Tayal).

Sam Stafford | The Mousetrap
Sam StaffordDetective Sgt. Trotter

Sam Stafford



Theatre credits include:

Yarns From Hyem (Blowin’ a Hooley Theatre), Ready, Steady, Crooks! (Camden Fringe).

TV credits include:

Vikings: Valhalla (Netflix).

Audio credits include:

The Sandman (Audible), 1984 (Audible), Waringham Chronicles (Audible), Oliver Twist (Audible), various Doctor Who audio dramas (Big Finish).

Sam is delighted to be making his West End debut.

Sam Hollis | The Mousetrap
Sam HollisASM/ Understudy Christopher Wren & Detective Sgt Trotter

Sam Hollis



Theatre credits include:

Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Henry V, The Tempest (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival).

Theatre credits whilst training include:

The Curlew, White Lies, Romeo and Juliet, Picnic, Love and Information, Uncle Vanya, The Color of Justice. Film credits include: Once Upon a Riot (Broken Flames Productions/Dreamotion Studios), Bob’s Casino (Partisan Records), Take Over (Pukka Films), Skin (Channel 4 Random Acts), Kemi (ArtsEd).

Georgina Duncan | The Mousetrap
Georgina DuncanASM/ Understudy Mollie Ralston & Miss Casewell

Georgina Duncan



Theatre credits include:

This Be The Verse (Crafted by Fools, Hen & Chickens Theatre), Stick Man (Freckle Productions, UK Tour & Rose Theatre Kingston), Looking Good Dead (Josh Andrews Productions, Richmond Theatre).

Credits whilst training include:

Jenny in Strange Orchestra, Jean Rhys in After Mrs Rochester, Meredith Guest in Gethsemane, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Mary Warren in The Crucible.

TV credits include:

Belgravia (ITV), SAS Rogue Heroes (BBC).

Film credits include:

Downton Abbey (Carnival Films), All Those Things (Whoever Films).

Georgie Rhys | The Mousetrap
Georgie RhysU/S Mrs Boyle

Georgie Rhys


National Youth Theatre, Rose Bruford College.

Theatre credits include:

Backstairs Billy (Duke of York's Theatre), Emmeline (Cockpit Theatre/UK tour), Ladies of Letters (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Everlasting Cake (Mayflower Studios, Southampton), Twelfth Night (60-hour Shakespeare), Won’t Fade Away (Timeless Reality Theatre, Southampton), A Short Season About Everything (Tristan Bates Theatre), Field Street Monologues (Brighton Fringe Festival), Human Voices (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth), Bed Among the Lentils (Westbourne Festival).

TV credits include:

Doctors, Obsession (Netflix), BNI, Lake Erie.

Film credits include:

White Crow, You Might Get Lost, House Hunting, Hope?, The Complex, Silent Night, Hungry Joe, Abbey Elvis.

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. 

Clive Marlowe | The Mousetrap
Clive MarloweU/S Major Metcalf & Mr Paravicini

Clive Marlowe


Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

West End credits include:

The Hobbit (Fortune), Fiddler on the Roof.

Understudy credits include:

The Woman in Black (Fortune), Gross Indecency.

Clive has also worked in Stockholm for the last 20 years in A Christmas Carol.

Other stage work includes:

The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Twelfth Night, Pravda, A Chorus of Disapproval.

Radio and TV credits include:

Vicars, Football Referees, Tax Inspectors and other pillars of the 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.

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.

DirectorPhilip Franks

Philip Franks

Philip’s work as a Director includes:

In the West End: The Duchess of Malfi, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Parts One and Two), Taking Sides, Collaboration, Dear Lupin. At the National Theatre: Private Lives, The Heiress, Early Morning National Tours: The Habit of Art (also New York), The Croft, The Mirror Crack’d, Murder in the Dark.

At Chichester Festival Theatre:

Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, The Master Builder, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables, Rattigan’s Nijinsky, A Marvellous Year For Plums.


Dr Faustus, Hamlet, The Browning Version (Greenwich), The White Devil ( Lyric, Hammersmith), The Comedy of Errors (Regent's Park), The Cocktail Party (Edinburgh International Festival), The Duchess of Malfi (Leeds), The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Rose, York), Four of the 66 Books (The Bush). Online: A Cold Supper Behind Harrods, The Haunting of Alice Bowles (which he also wrote), Barnes People.

Radio includes:

A Patriot For Me, A Soldier and a Maker, An English Tragedy, and his own adaptation of E M Forster’s The Machine Stops.

Philip is also an actor.

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.
Producer (1994 - 2018)SIR STEPHEN WALEY-COHEN


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.

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Deputy Stage ManagerHELEN COBB
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