Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
It is the winter of 1952 and seven people are stranded by a snowstorm at a remote English country house. A policeman reaches them with a word of caution regarding a murderer on the loose, and the story thickens when the seven swiftly dwindle to six, prompting the group realisation that one of the six is the culprit.
So goes the opening plotline to Agatha Christie’s iconic murder mystery The Mousetrap, which currently holds the title of longest running play in the world, and which has to date been performed more than a staggering 25,000 times (and for audience members from the likes of Her Majesty the Queen and Simon Cowell, no less).
This September, The Mousetrap makes its way to Thailand for the first time since it debuted at London’s West End in 1952. Presented by Eleven Live and Secret Service, the play will be performed four times over three days at Bangkok’s King Power Askra Theatre, and by a cast of actors who have starred in the London production. Whether you are a savvy theatre fan (and already familiar with the hush-hush twist ending), or a curious first-time viewer, seize the rare opportunity to watch the curtains part from September 27-29. Whodunit?