Record-breaking thriller Mousetrap at Royal & Derngate

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Agatha Christie fans who have yet to see the author’s record-breaking thriller, The Mousetrap, are in for a treat as the play is currently on its first ever tour, to mark its 60th anniversary.

The play is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre, with almost 25,000 performances to its name. But until now it has never toured.

Northampton audiences will have the chance to see the play at the Royal & Derngate from Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house discover 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 cast includes former Brush Strokes actor Karl Howman as well as former Corrie star Bruno Langley (pictured) and Graham Seed, who is best known for The Archers.

Performances will take place at 7.30pm each night, with matinees at 2.30pm on the Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets cost between £10 and £29.50. Call 01604 624811 or visit