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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Preview: The Mousetrap at Newcastle Theatre Royal



 THE MOUSETRAP RETURNS!


Due to unprecedented demand, the 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been extended and will visit Newcastle Theatre Royal for the second time from 1 – 6 September!

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years. Richard Attenborough and his fellow film-star wife, Sheila Sim took the leading roles when the production opened at The Ambassadors Theatre in 1952. It played there for 21 years and moved to the adjacent St Martin’s Theatre where it continues to play today.

The 60th Anniversary – and first ever - UK tour of this beloved murder mystery has now been seen by over 600,000 people across more than 600 performances, breaking box office records in many venues. The production visited Newcastle Theatre Royal in February 2013 and the theatre had to add extra performances to cope with exceptional demand.
 
Michael Fenner (Mr Paravicini) Photo: Dave Wise
The production now returns to Theatre Royal with a brand new cast. The cast for the 2014 Autumn leg of the tour includes Helen Clapp as Mollie Ralston, Michael Fenner (Doctors, Footballer’s Wives) as Mr Paravicini, Anne Kavanagh (Chichester Festival Theatre’s Goodnight Mr Tom, August: Osage County at the National Theatre) as Mrs Boyle, Charlotte Latham as Miss Casewell and Stephen Yeo as Christopher Wren - all reprising their roles from the production in London’s West End alongside: Christopher Gilling (ITV’s Law and Order, BBC1’s Silk) as Major Metcalf, Henry Luxemburg (Hollyoaks, Hotel Babylon) as Giles Ralston and Luke Jenkins (Scenes from an Execution, Unicorn Theatre) as Sgt Trotter.

Mousetrap Productions has licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap world-wide to mark the 60th year, and many of these have also broken their records, from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney.  During this period the world’s longest running show will be seen in every continent.

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Tickets:
The Moustetrapappears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Mon 1 – Sat 6 Sept 2014 (Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees: Thursday 2pm and Saturday 2.30pm). 
Tickets are from £12.00 (a booking fee of 95p - £1.95 will apply to most tickets) and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or select your own seat and book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk


Tour:

Leeds Grand Theatre 26 Aug - 30 Aug | 0844 848 2700
Newcastle Theatre Royal 01 Sep - 06 Sep | 08448 11 21 21
Belfast Grand Opera House 08 Sep - 13 Sep | 028 9024 1919
Glasgow Theatre Royal 15 Sep - 20 Sep | 0844 871 7647
Milton Keynes Theatre 22 Sep - 27 Sep | 0844 871 7652
Cardiff New Theatre 30 Sep - 04 Oct | 02920 878 889
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre 06 Oct - 11 Oct | 0844 871 3011
Malvern Festival Theatre 13 Oct - 18 Oct | 01684 892277
Bath Theatre Royal 20 Oct - 25 Oct | 01225 448 844
Edinburgh Kings Theatre  27 Oct - 01 Nov | 0131 529 6000
Carlisle Sands Centre  03 Nov - 05 Nov | 01228 633766
Blackpool Grand Theatre 06 Nov - 08 Nov | 01253 290 190
Dublin Bord Gáis Theatre 10 Nov - 15 Nov | +353 (1) 677 7999
Ipswich Regent Theatre 17 Nov - 22 Nov | 01473 433100
Croydon Ashcroft Theatre 24 Nov - 29 Nov | 020 8688 9291
Southend Palace Theatre 01 Dec - 06 Dec | 01702 351135

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