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Mousetrap, The - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Mousetrap, The

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573702440

A snowstorm traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer in the world’s longest running play!
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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - The Great Hall at Monkswell Manor

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TAGS

Betrayal, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From West End

The world's longest running play!

A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, when the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.


REVIEWS

"The Mousetrap is not a star vehicle; the play and its author are the stars." - The Guardian, Read More

“The amount of people who’ve seen the show in London is about the same as a single show of ‘Downton Abbey.'" - The New York Times, Read More


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The Mousetrap was first presented on the West End by Peter Saunders at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on November 25, 1952. It was directed by Peter Cotes. On March 25th, 1974, this original production transferred to St. Martin's Theatre, next
Characters

CASTING

5m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MOLLIE RALSTON
GILES RASTON
CHRISTOPHER WREN
MRS. BOYLE
MAJOR METCALF
MISS CASEWELL
MR. PARAVICINI
DETECTIVE SERGEANT TROTTER
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • The Mousetrap Trailer - McCarter Theatre

Author
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to ... view full profile

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Reviews
Julia Jay 11/2/2016 6:49 PM
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie is a mystery classic that is loved by many theatre goers.   All the characters are memorable--brilliantly written.  
Emily Beisner 8/21/2015 2:55 PM
Very captivating.
Rachel Svec 7/9/2015 12:43 PM

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