The Mousetrap, the legendary whodunnit and record-breaking murder mystery from Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, starring Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses) as Mrs Boyle comes to The Hawth from Monday 22 – Saturday 27 April.
The 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, the timeless thriller is back by popular demand in a new national tour which opened to critical and public acclaim in January.
Gwyneth Strong is best known for her role as Cassandra in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. 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. 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 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).
First seen in Nottingham in 1952, starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap has gone 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. The Mousetrap continues its open-ended run at St. Martin’s Theatre, London.
Performances: Monday 22 – Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm and Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets: Available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk