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Mousetrap, The

  • Agatha Christie
  • Full Length Play, Mystery/Thriller, Melodrama, 1950s
  • 5M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573015229

A snowstorm traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer in the world's longest running play!

  • Full Length Play
  • Mystery/Thriller, Melodrama

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Reader's Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre
The world's longest running play! Now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year!

A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.

Into their midst comes a policeman, travelling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.

Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. 

REVIEWS:

"The Mousetrap is not a star vehicle; the play and its author are the stars."

The Guardian

"The amount of people who've seen the show in London is about the same as a single show of Downton Abbey."

 The New York Times

Premiere Production: The Mousetrap was first presented on the West End by Peter Saunders at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on November 25, 1952. It was directed by Peter Cotes.

On March 25th, 1974, this original production transferred to St. Martin's Theatre.
  • Casting: 5M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast

  • MOLLIE RALSTON
    GILES RALSTON
    CHRISTOPHER WREN
    MRS. BOYLE
    MAJOR METCALF
    MISS CASEWELL
    MR. PARAVICINI
    DETECTIVE SERGEANT TROTTER
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    The world's longest running play! Now celebrating its Diamond Anniversary in its 60th year!

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.

    Into their midst comes a policeman, travelling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.

    Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time. 

    $24.95