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By , Agatha Christie was a much-published writer of mysteries and an On November 25, , The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassador Theatre. This books (The Mousetrap [PDF]) Made by Agatha Christie About Books A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow. Welcome to The Mousetrap—Theatre's Premier Mystery. Characters The Mousetrap is not just a hit in. London; it is a The Agatha Christie website states.

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The plays in The Mousetrap and Other Plays are presented chronologically and cover Christie's work from to According to Ira Levin in his. CONTENTS. 2 The 3 A/S/L & RBTL. 4 FYI. 6 HTH. 7 B4U. 8 F2F. 10 IRL. 12 SWDYT. THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie. Directed by Paul Mason Barnes. CROOKED HOUSE. ^. One. I first came to know Sophia Leonides in. Egypt towards the end of the war The Reggata Mystery By Agatha Christie.

Shelves: anthology , , mystery My impressions of each play: Ten Little Indians - its source novel And Then There Were None is a masterpiece, a timeless mystery classic. This play is but a pale reflection. What was originally a dark piece on savage justice worthy of the Erinyes devolves into a milquetoast caricature here. Appointment With Death - view spoiler [I don't like mysteries which are solved by happenstance, but that's rare enough in a Christie, so I'll take this as just one of her more gauche plot variants. The Hollow - I haven't read the Poirot novel, but this is one splendid country weekend murder.

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Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. The Mousetrap [PDF] 1. The Mousetrap [PDF] 2. Book details Author: Agatha Christie Pages: Samuel French, Inc. English ISBN Description this book A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer.

The Mousetrap [PDF] A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. If you want to download this book, click link in the last page 5.

You just clipped your first slide! When she wrote the play, Christie gave the rights to her grandson Mathew Pritchard as a birthday present. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "The Mousetrap" is Hamlet's answer to Claudius's inquiry about the name of the play whose prologue and first scene the court has just observed III, ii.

The play is actually The Murder of Gonzago, but Hamlet answers metaphorically, since "the play's the thing" in which he intends to "catch the conscience of the king.

Theatrical performances Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sims starred in the original production As a stage play, The Mousetrap had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on 6 October It was originally directed by Peter Cotes, elder brother of John and Roy Boulting, the film directors. It ran at this theatre until Saturday, 23 March when it immediately transferred to the St Martin's Theatre, next door, where it reopened on Monday, 25 March thus keeping its "initial run" status.

As of 13 October it has clocked up a record-breaking 25, performances, with the play still running at St Martin's Theatre. The director of the play for many years has been David Turner. Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time.


In her autobiography, she reports a conversation that she had with Peter Saunders: "Fourteen months I am going to give it", says Saunders. To which Christie replies, "It won't run that long.

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Eight months perhaps. Yes, I think eight months. The change usually occurs around late November around the anniversary of the play's opening, and was the initiative of Sir Peter Saunders, the original producer.

There is a tradition of the retiring leading lady and the new leading lady cutting a "Mousetrap cake" together. The play has also made theatrical history by having an original "cast member" survive all the cast changes since its opening night.

The late Deryck Guyler can still be heard, via a recording, reading the radio news bulletin in the play to this present day. The set has been changed in and , but one prop survives from the original opening — the clock which sits on the mantelpiece of the fire in the main hall. Notable milestones in the play's history include: 22 April — 1,th performance 13 September — Longest-ever run of a "straight" play in the West End 12 April — Longest-ever run of a show in the West End with performances the previous holder was Chu Chin Chow 9 December — 5,th performance 17 December — 10,th performance 16 December — 20,th performance 25 November — 50th anniversary; a special performance was attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 18 November — 25,th performance In May during the London production's 49th year, and to mark the 25th anniversary of Christie's death the cast gave a semi-staged Sunday performance at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea as a guest contribution to the Agatha Christie Theatre Festival , a twelve-week history-making cycle of all of Agatha Christie's plays presented by Roy Marsden's New Palace Theatre Company.


Cast of the 60th birthday performance of The Mousetrap became Canada's longest running show, before finally closing on 18 January after a run of twenty-six years and over 9, performances. On 18th November , both the 25,th performance and the 60th year of the production were marked by a special, charity performance that featured Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Miranda Hart.

The money raised by the performance went towards Mousetrap Theatre Projects. Christopher Wren — The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents. Mrs Boyle — A critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.

Major Metcalf — Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. Miss Casewell — A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood. Mr Paravicini — A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift.

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He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and artificially aged with make-up. Detective Sergeant Trotter — A policeman who arrives in a snow storm saying he has come to protect the guests from the murderer. The time — the present Act I Scene 1 — Late afternoon. A woman has been murdered in London.