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Preview: The Mousetrap at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Todd Carty - From The East End to Monkswell Manor


The Mousetrap

Newcastle Theatre Royal

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 February 2023

Star casting has been announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap – the longest running play in the world – with TV favourite Todd Carty taking to the stage in the role of Major Metcalf at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Todd Carty as Major Metcalf.
 Photo by Matt Crockett 

With a long career on stage and screen, Toddy Carty is best known for his television roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, PC Gabriel Brent in The Bill and Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill. He was a contestant Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef. Further casting is to be announced.

The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, is embarking on a 70-venue tour to mark the anniversary and will visit will all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.

This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.

Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE. 


The Mousetrap plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 6 – Saturday 11 February 2023. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

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