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Preview: The Mousetrap at Sunderland Empire



The Mousetrap
Sunderland Empire
Thursday 28th February – Saturday 2nd March 2019

Tickets for The Mousetrap are available in person at the Box Office on High Street or online from ATG Tickets* #Ad

The legendary whodunit, The Mousetrap from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, will play Sunderland Empire next week, 28 February – 2 March starring Only Fools and Horses actress, Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle.

Gwyneth Strong (Mrs Boyle)
This unstoppable West End hit has been delighting theatregoers for 67 years with its macabre murder mystery. Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, this timeless thriller The Mousetrap returns by popular demand for an extensive new tour that will travel the length and breadth of the country giving audiences all across the UK the opportunity to discover theatre’s best kept secret.

John Griffiths (Major Metcalf)
The Mousetrap has opened at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester where it runs until 23 February. The cast also includes David Alcock (Mr Paravicini), Geoff Arnold (Detective Sgt. Trotter), Nick Biadon (Giles Ralston), Lewis Chandler (Christopher Wren), John Griffiths (Major Metcalf), Harriett Hare (Mollie Ralston) and Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen (Miss Casewell).

Harriett Hare (Mollie Ralston)
Gwyneth Strong is best known for her role in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses in which she starred in the role of Cassandra. The role gained Gwyneth mainstream recognition and she appeared in the hit comedy show as well as several Christmas specials between 1989 and 2003. More recently, she joined the cast of EastEnders in the role of Geraldine Clough. 
Lewis Chandler (Christopher Wren)
Other television credits include The Great Train Robbery, Silent Witness, Casualty, Doctors and Murder in Suburbia. Gwyneth appeared in the UK tour of Our House, in which she played Kath Casey. Her stage credits also include Stand (Oxford Playhouse/Battersea Arts) Monkey Bars (Unicorn Theatre), A Round-Heeled Woman (Aldwych), When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre), Ancient Lights (Hampstead Theatre) and Care (Royal Court).

The Cast of The Mousetrap
First seen in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap went on to become the world’s longest running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973 where it has played ever since, continuing a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances in London so far. The beloved murder mystery returns to the road following the success of the first ever UK tour in 2012.

Photos: Johann Persson 

Tickets for The Mousetrap are available in person at the Box Office on High Street or online from ATG Tickets* #Ad
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