Western Gold Theatre presents a staged reading of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
Western Gold Theatre presents a staged reading of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running play which has been entertaining London audiences since 1952, will get a staged reading from Vancouver’s Western Gold Theatre Society.

The longest running play in modern history, The Mousetrap hit the 12,000 performance milestone in London’s West End in December of 2012 and is arguably Agatha Christie’s most enduring work.  But don’t expect the local production to be around for anywhere near that number as it has a comparatively miniscule run of just four performances.

The Mousetrap tells the story of five strangers who find themselves at Monkswell Manor.  Trapped by a snowstorm with no means of contacting the outside world, the group discovers there is a murderer among them.  In true Christie style everyone has secrets, everyone is a suspect and the surprise ending has audiences sworn to secrecy as they leave the theatre.

Part of Western Gold Theatre’s popular series of staged readings, The Mousetrap will give Vancouver theatre-goers an opportunity to see why audiences have lined up for over 60 years to see this classic who-dunnit.

The Mousetrap plays the PAL Studio Theatre in Vancouver February 28 to March 1, 2014.  Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 604.363.5734.