Eight people are trapped in a guest house whilst a snowstorm rages outside. As they try to deal with the intense conditions, things take a turn for the worse: one of them is a murderer, but unfortunately nobody knows who.
Agatha Christie’s spellbinding play The Mousetrap has continually gripped audiences for 60 years and now for the first time ever, it’s going on tour across the UK. On the 17th of September, the classic murder mystery is coming to Glasgow, playing daily performances in the city’s Theatre Royal for a limited time only.
When guests at the Monkswell Manor are dramatically snowed in they try to cope as best they can with the extreme circumstances and put up with the people they are stuck with.
However, the arrival of unusual, stranded traveller Mr Paravicini and recent news of a murder in London make the guests uneasy. Soon any talk of danger becomes a reality as one of the guests is discovered dead. To make matters worse, it seems like everyone had a motive to commit the crime.
The show’s Diamond Jubilee stars many familiar faces including the likes of Eastenders’ Clare Wilkie, Downton Abbey’s Thomas Howes, and Coronation Street’s Bruno Langley. Featuring many twists and turns alongside the spine-chilling notion that nobody is safe, but can’t do anything about it, it’s easy to see why Christie’s tale is the world’s longest running stage production and it shows no signs of stopping soon.
With over 100,000 tickets sold so far, and extra dates being added in six UK cities less than a week after it’s opening, Glasgow’s nine performances are sure to be hard to come by.
This is a well loved, classic mystery thriller were paranoia and fear take centre stage. Prepare for a wonderful, jaw-dropping night out and remember – don’t tell anyone the ending.
The Mousetrap is playing in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal 17th - 22nd September. Tickets £12 - £27 (plus booking fee) from 0844 871 7647 or www.atgtickets.com/glasgow