Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap 60th Anniversary Tour comes to Dublin in 2013
For over 50 years, Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery play The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production. Now in its 60th year on London’s West End, the show’s continuing extraordinary success and unprecedented advanced sales have prompted its first ever UK & Ireland tour. The show will arrive at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for one week only from Monday 24th – Saturday 29th June 2013.
Mousetrap Productions has licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap world-wide to mark the 60th year. During this period the world’s longest running show, which has been thrilling audiences from around the world for as long as Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne, will be seen in every continent, with professional productions scheduled for Ireland, Australia, China, Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Scandinavia, Venezuela, and across the United States and Canada.
The tour will open on 11 September 2012 in Canterbury and will continue touring through to 2014. Overall, the tour has sold well over 100,000 tickets so far. On 18 November 2012 The Mousetrap will celebrate the actual 60th Birthday with a gala in aid of Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Since The Mousetrap opened, 403 actors and 235 understudies have appeared in the play, and it holds numerous Guinness World Records including ‘the longest continuous run of any show in the world’. Richard Attenborough and his fellow film-star and beloved wife, Sheila Sim took the leading roles when the production opened at The Ambassadors Theatre in 1952. It played there for 21 years and moved to the adjacent St Martin’s Theatre in 1973 without missing a performance. On 25 November 2002, The Mousetrap celebrated its golden jubilee with a Birthday Gala performance attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Lord (Richard) Attenborough gave the famous curtain speech exactly 50 years since he first delivered it in London: “Now you have seen The Mousetrap you are our partners in crime, and we ask you to preserve the tradition by keeping the secret of whodunit locked in your hearts.”
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Monday 20th August 2012 | Theatre
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