The longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap comes to the Gaiety from March 30 to April 4, with an extra matinee show on Thursday, April 2 now added due to overwhelming demand.
Television star Susan Penhaligon (Emmerdale) stars in the production. When a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst, who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until the last nerve-shredding moment where the identity and the motive are finally uncovered.
Now in its 68th year, The Mousetrap continues a record-breaking run in the West End where it recently celebrated its 28,000th performance at the St Martin’s Theatre. First seen in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, the play went on to become the world’s longest-running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martin’s in 1973 where it has played ever since.