Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years. 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.
Of course Leeds Grand Theatre is not new to The Mousetrap. Before it began its unprecedented run in the West End in 1952 it was at The Grand – and it starred Richard Attenborough and his beloved wife Sheila Sim.
“I can proudly tell you that I have a very precious Visitors’ Book in my office (under lock and key) that dates back to 1945,” says Ian Sime, General Manager at The Grand Theatre.
“We encourage all cast members of visiting companies to sign it and right there in 1952 is Richard Attenborough (no ‘Sir’ then) and Sheila Sim. It’s wonderful to be able to welcome the production back 62 years on!”
The Mousetrap returns to Leeds next month bringing with it a brand new cast to launch the Autumn Tour; find out whodunit at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th August.
The cast for the 2014 Autumn leg of the tour is 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.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th August
Tickets are on sale now priced from £16.50 to £31
Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call box office on 0844 848 2700