GRRC presents Agatha Christie's The MousetrapA 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.
The Mouse Trap by Agatha Christie
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London's West End in , and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show , it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,th performance taking place on 18 November It originated from the real-life case of Dennis O'Neill , who died after he and his brother Terence suffered extreme abuse while in the foster care of a Shropshire farmer and his wife in The play is based on a short story , itself based on the radio play, but Christie asked that the story not be published as long as it ran as a play in the West End of London. The short story has still not been published within the United Kingdom but it has appeared in the United States in the collection Three Blind Mice and Other Stories.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. The 25,th performance was marked with a one-off star studded performance, introduced by Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard and featuring Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Miranda Hart. The performance accompanied the unveiling of the Agatha Christie memorial statue in Leicester Square which commemorated her great works and her contributions to the theatre. The story was adapted from a radio play, Three Blind Mice , written for the Royal family in Skip to main navigation Skip to content.
Agatha Christie published six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, exploring human psychology and relationships. Formed in , the Detection Club was group of leading British mystery writers who published several collaborative detective stories. Skip to main navigation Skip to content. Home Stories. Sort by: First published. First published A - Z. Black Coffee - Play.
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in , and has been running continuously since then. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,th performance taking place on 18 November The play is also known for its twist ending , which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.