Cast & Creative
Training: Drama Centre London.
Theatre credits include: Iron Annie Cabaret (Irish National Tour); Bright Stars Shone For Us; Ghosts (Royal & Derngate); The Winter’s Tale (Cheek By Jowl - International Tour); Ah, Wilderness! (Young Vic); A Midsummer Night's Dream/Frankenstein (Aquila Theatre) (US National Tour); Planter’s Island (Platform Theatre).
Film credits include: Forgotten Man; Layla; Culloden; Ten True Things.
Theatre whilst training includes: The Glass Menagerie, The Imposter, Cymbeline, The Country Wife, Three Sisters, The Voysey Inheritance.
Other credits include: Eleanor narrated the Iron Annie audiobook.
Theatre credits include: The Boys in the Band (Vaudeville Theatre & Park Theatre); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse); Brave New World (Theatre Royal & Derngate & Touring); African Americana (Theatre 503); Don’t Smoke in Bed (Finborough Theatre); MT Fest (The Other Palace); Romeo & Juliet (The Vaults); Secret Cinema: Back to the Future; Secret Cinema: Miller's Crossing; Zorro: The Musical (Alliance Theater-USA).
Film and TV credits include: Midsomer Murders (ITV); Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Marvel Entertainment); Treadstone (Universal); Living The Dream (Sky One); Chimerica (Channel 4); The Crown (Netflix); Cinderella (Walt Disney Pictures); Florence Foster Jenkins (BBC Films); Doctors (BBC); Hoff the Record (Dave TV); The Killer Beside Me (October Films); Intrigo: Death of an Author (Enderby Entertainment).
Voice Credits include: Horizon: Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games); My Magic Pet Morphle (Moonbug Entertainment); Hidden Agenda (Supermassive Games); Madagascar: Stars of the Jungle (Eventbox); Hell Cats (Audible Originals); Auris (Audible Originals); Cautionary Tales Podcast (Pushkin Industries); Hollywood Endings 2 (Radio 4); Babycakes (Radio 4) & numerous audiobooks.
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Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Theatre credits include: The Wind in the Willows(The Australian Shakespeare Company); One Man Two Guvnors (Torch Theatre); Wendy & Peter Pan (The Royal Edinburgh Lyceum); Body & Sold (Park Theatre); Conspiracy (The Gate Theatre/Royal Court);The Limit (The Vaults).
Film & TV credits include: Casualty (BBC); Re-Live (BFI); Hangnail (NFTS); Excalibur Rising (Tornado Films); Web of lies (Discovery ID).
Voice acting credits include: Transformers (SEGA); Dancing Queens (Netflix);The Sandman, Waringham Chronicles, Scarlet City(Audible);Doctor Who, Torchwood, Cicero, The Box of Delights, UFO(Big Finish productions); Baldur's Gate III, Path of Immortals, Medieval Dynasty (Pitstop Productions); Beast Quest (2020 Productions).
Training: Arts Educational School.
Theatre credits include: Uncle Vanya (The Harold Pinter Theatre); Wife (The Kiln); The Importance of Being Earnest covering David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Prick Up Your Ears; In Celebration; Mother Clap’s Molly House (National Theatre and West End); It Runs in The Family and Funny Money (The Playhouse).
Touring and International credits include: National tour of Quartet; North by Northwest (Theatre Royal Bath and Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto); The Dresser (tour and West End); national tour of Single Spies; the 60th anniversary tour of The Mousetrap; national tour of An Inspector Calls; Boeing Boeing (tour and West End). National tours of Noises Off, Talking Heads, Lettice and Lovage and Equus. Roles in repertory include: Rachel Ashley, My Cousin Rachel; Miss Julie; Freda Jeffries, Murder; Mrs Ormond, I Have Been Here Before.
Television credits include: Casualty; Holby City; The Bill; Artists and Models; Waking the Dead; Mud.
Theatre credits include: The Lehman Trilogy (Piccadilly Theatre / Park Avenue Armory: New York); The Kite Runner (West End & Tour); What the Butler Saw (Leicester Curve /Theatre Royal Bath); The Tempest (Hippodrome Circus); The Three Lions (St James Theatre/ Tour/ Pleasance: Edinburgh); The Westbridge, Free Outgoing (Royal Court); As You Like It (The Rose Theatre, Kingston); Commerical Road (Hackney Empire); Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar (RSC/ West End); Midnight’s Children (RSC/ Barbican/ Harlem Apollo, New York); Unsuitable Girls ( Leicester Haymarket/ Lyric Hammersmith); Magic Box (Tricycle Theatre); River on Fire (Lyric); Colour of Justice (Tricycle/RNT); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Link); Indian Ink (West End); Wicked Yaar (Royal National Theatre); Untouchable (Tamasha/Riverside).
Television credits include: Slow Horses (Apple TV); House of the Dragon; The Nevers (HBO); Get Even (CBBC Drama); Flowers (Kudos / Channel 4); HG Wells (Clerkenwell Films); Killing Jesus (Scott Free Productions); Casualty, Silent Witness, Doctors, EastEnders, Sadie Jones, El Dorado (BBC); Coronation Street, The Bill, Shelley, Peak Practice, Capital City, Family Pride (ITV), Family Affairs (Channel 5).
Film credits include: Kandahar ; Sisi and I; What’s Love Got to Do With It?; The Eternals; Accident Man; Phantom; Common People; Will; I’ll Be There; Jinnah; London.
Training: Rose Bruford College and The National Youth Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Bluebeard's Castle (The Stone Nest); I, Minnie Lansbury (Bloomsbury Festival); The Execution of Paddy Flynn (Vault Festival); On Behalf of the People (UK tour); Crime and Punishment (The Scoop, Southbank); The Wawel Dragon (The Scoop, Southbank); Gangbang (Southwark Playhouse); Confessions of a City (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).
Film credits include: Peterloo (Mike Leigh/Thin Man Films).
West End theatre credits include: Ragtime - Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Piccadilly); Les Misérables (Palace), Chicago (Adelphi); Phantom of the Opera (Her Majestyʼs); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Shaftesbury); Children of Eden (Prince Edward); Cinderella (Old Vic).
Other acting credits include: Legacy (Menier Chocolate Factory); Passion (Bridewell); Bat Boy and Company (Southwark Playhouse); Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph, Scarborough); The Glee Club (New Vic, Stoke); Merrily We Roll Along (Leicester Haymarket).
Television and film credits include: Doctor Who (BBC); Law and Order (ITV); Judge John Deed (BBC); A Christmas Carol (Hallmark/CBS); Be Happy (Els Films de la Rambla).
Matthew is also a theatre director, and his credits include Top Hat - winner of three Olivier awards (Aldwych); Sweet Charity (Haymarket Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s); The Addams Family (UK Tour); The Producers (UK Tour); Far From The Madding Crowd (Watermill); The Boyfriend, She Loves Me, Candide, and The Last Five Years (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Writing credits include Staging Musicals (Bloomsbury); Top Hat (R+H Theatricals) and a series of musicals for children based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes (Harper Collins). He has just written his first play, The Variations.
Theatre credits include: Leonard Vole in Witness for the Prosecution (London’s County Hall); Billy in State of It (The Vaults, London).
TV credits include: Al in EastEnders; Young Henry VI in Glow & Darkness.
Other credits include: George Cosby’s Day In, Day Out music video; Climate Change (Demirci Productions); The Donkey Field (Wislocki Films); Tough Guy (Digital Blue Productions).
Training: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Theatre credits include: The Mousetrap (St Martins Theatre), Fuzz (Workshop), Teletubbies Live (UK and Ireland Tour)
Credits whilst training include: Made In Dagenham, The Clockmakers Daughter and The Pirates of Penzance.
UnderstudyMollie Ralston & Miss Casewell
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Theatre Credits include: Daphne Bridgerton in Bridgerton (Secret Cinema); Sharonodie in Heaven's Gate (York Theatre Royal, Hull Truck); Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel (Royal Opera House).
Training: Drama Studio London
Theatre credits while training include: Abandonment; The Grand Gesture and Romeo and Juliet.
Film credits include: When the Screaming Starts (Riotous Films).
The Mousetrap marks Bella’s professional stage debut.
UnderstudyMajor Metcalf & Mr Paravicini
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.
He 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; A Chorus of Disapproval.
Radio and TV roles 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.
UnderstudyDetective Sgt. Trotter & Giles Ralston
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts & UEA
Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice (Pop-Up Globe – Sydney); Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing (Pop-Up Globe – Auckland); One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre); Frankenstein’s Stooge (King’s Head Theatre); Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho (Theatre 503); Pied Piper (The Yard Theatre).
Film & TV Credits: Love Bitten [Lense Film Festival - Best Actor Award] (Major Zeus); Making Ends Meat (Strangers in a Cinema).
Other Credits include: Host of The Oldest Question: A Doctor Who Gameshow Podcast
Thomas is delighted to be making his West End debut in The Mousetrap
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 TALBOT O.B.E
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 Arms; The Fantasticks; Lady Be Good; The Card; Kiss Me, Kate; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Oh, What A Lovely War; H.M.S. Pinafore (all nominated for Olivier Awards); The Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for best director 2000); Much Ado About Nothing; Androcles and the Lion; Look Here Old Son; The Two Gentlemen Of Verona; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Connecticut Yankee; The Comedy Of Errors; Paint Your Wagon; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; The Music Man; Where’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.
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), Burton, Clown 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); Fame; Saturday Night Fever; The Last Tango (2015-2016); Dance ‘Til Dawn (2014 and 2015); Midnight Tango (2011, 2012 and 2013); Strictly Come Dancing Live; High School Musical – Live on Stage!; High School Musical 2; the Creole Choir of Cuba; The Mysteries; Lady 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.www.adamspiegel.com
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.
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.