The national tour of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap will star Only Fools and Horses’ Gwyneth Strong.
The national tour of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery play The Mousetrap will star Only Fools and Horses’ Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle in 2019.
Following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut tour in 2012, the thriller play is due to return for a national tour, opening at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 29th January next year. The tour is currently due to conclude at Cardiff’s New Theatre, but further venues are to be announced.
The play will travel across the country, stopping at venues including Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, Oxford Playhouse, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome and Norwich Theatre Royal, among others.
The Mousetrap is described as a masterful whodunit and follows a group of people, gathered within a country house and cut off by the snow, as they discover there is a murderer in their midst.
Cast details for The Mousetrap tour
Gwyneth, who is perhaps best known for her role as Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses, will perform for 24 weeks until the 13th July at the Norwich Theatre Royal.
The actor’s other television credits include EastEnders, Silent Witness, Casualty, and The Great Train Robbery. Meanwhile, Gwyneth’s stage credits include Stand, Monkey Bars, A Round-Heeled Woman, When You Cure Me, Ancient Lights and Care.
Joining Gwyneth will be David Alcock, Geoff Arnold, Nick Biadon, Lewis Chandler, John Griffiths, Harriett Hare and Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen.
More star casting is due to be announced.
The play will continue its open-ended West End run at St Martin’s Theatre alongside the tour.
Selected 2019 tour dates
• Oxford Playhouse: 25th – 30th March
• Northcott Theatre, Exeter: 6th – 11th May
• Grand Opera House, York: 20th – 25th May
• Edinburgh Playhouse: 27th – 29th May
• Liverpool Empire: 30th May – 1st June
• Nottingham Theatre Royal: 17th – 22nd June
• Bristol Hippodrome: 24th – 26th June
• Norwich Theatre Royal: 8th – 13th July
• Bournemouth Pavilion: 5th – 10th August
Further venues are to be announced.
GTOs wishing to book should contact their chosen theatre for details on group bookings.
For more information, visit www.mousetrapontour.com.
Image: Gwyneth Strong as Mrs Boyle in The Mousetrap, 2019 UK Tour. (Photo credit: Tristram Kenton)