Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest-running show in the world, which has been suspended since the pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres in March 2020 – is to reopen in the West End on 17 May 2021.
Two sets of casts – comprising Olivier Award winners and highly-acclaimed stars of TV and film – will come together for the iconic thriller as it reopens at the St. Martin’s Theatre on the day that Stage 3 in the Government’s “Road Map” to ease restrictions across society comes in to effect.
The new, all-star company includes: Danny Mac, Cassidy Janson, Nicholas Bailey, Derek Griffiths, David Rintoul, Charlie Clements, Susan Penhaligon, Paul Bradley and Louise Jameson.
The casts are completed by Joshua Griffin, Paul Hilliar, Sarah Moss, Lizzie Muncey, Tony Timberlake, Kate Tydman and Alexander Wolfe.
Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said:
“I am thrilled today to announce the award winning company of actors that have assembled to lead The Mousetrap back to the West End. The production is an enduring symbol of London theatre and I hope that its return signifies the first steps in the restoration of live theatre in London. I am so pleased that these hugely accomplished performers have chosen to participate in this historic moment.”
The Mousetrap will celebrate 70 years in London in 2022. It has been performed 28,200 times in London and has sold over 10 million tickets. To celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2002, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a special Gala performance.
Mrs Boyle – Louise Jameson, Susan Penhaligon
Giles Ralston – Danny Mac, Nicholas Bailey
Mollie Ralston – Cassidy Janson, Kate Tydman
Christopher Wren – Joshua Griffin, Alexander Wolfe,
Major Metcalf – Paul Bradley, Derek Griffiths
Miss Casewell – Sarah Moss, Lizzie Muncey
Mr Paravicini – David Rintoul – Tony Timberlake
Detective Sgt Trotter – Charlie Clements, Paul Hilliar