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Monday, 19 November 2012

Mousetrap celebrates 60 years with gala performance

The Mousetrap has celebrated going into its 60th year on stage with a gala performance featuring stars including Hugh Bonneville and Miranda Hart.
Mousetrap gala performance cast
The Agatha Christie play opened in the West End in 1952 and holds the record for the world's longest-running show.
To mark the success of the production, a memorial celebrating novelist Christie has also been unveiled.
Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard, was on hand for the unveiling and introduced the 25,000th performance.
Mr Prichard was generously given the play's royalties for his ninth birthday by his grandmother.
For the staging of the gala performance, Phyllida Lloyd, who directed the Mamma Mia film as well as many West End hits, brought together a host of famous faces.
Among the cast brought together for the one-off show were Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Iain Glen.

The Mousetrap

  • Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim took the leading roles when it first opened
  • Holds the world record for the longest continuous run of any show in the world
  • 403 actors and 235 understudies have appeared in the play
  • Has been performed in 50 languages

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