Friday, 10 July 2015

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap returning to Liverpool

Written By: Mark Armstrong

Provided By: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Due to unprecedented demand, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will continue its record-breaking UK tour with new dates in 2016, returning to the Liverpool Empire in April next year.

The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Brighton Theatre Royal on Monday January 25 before visiting more than 25 further venues across the UK. Casting will be announced in due course.

Tickets for performances at the Liverpool Empire are on sale to ATG Theatre Card members from July 10 2015 and go on general sale on Monday July 13 2015. The last time The Mousetrap played the Liverpool Empire, every performance was sold out. The production is returning for a very limited run, so early booking is recommended.

The production, which originally opened in 1952 starring the late Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, will continue its journey across the breadth of the country, visiting towns and cities such as Brighton, Reading, Darlington, Grimsby, York, Portsmouth, Cheltenham, Stoke, Woking, Leicester, Liverpool, Harrogate, Shrewsbury, Dartford, Yeovil, Hereford, Derby, Kings Lynn, Salisbury, Manchester, Aylesbury, Torquay, Llandudno, Jersey and Bristol.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home since breaking the record in 1958 and recently celebrated its 26,000th performance. The 60th Anniversary – and first ever - UK tour of this beloved murder mystery has now been seen by more than 600,000 people across more than 600 performances, and has broken box office records in many of its tour venues.

Mousetrap Productions has also licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap worldwide to mark the 60th year, and many of these have also broken records, from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney. During this period, the world’s longest running show will have been seen in every continent with professional productions in 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 Mousetrap continues at St. Martin’s Theatre, London and on tour around the UK until August 2016.

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