Agatha Christie's famous play The Mousetrap is about to achieve yet another record. In London?
Agatha Christie's famous play The Mousetrap is about to achieve yet another record. In London on Friday (17 December) the play will be performed for the 10,000th time.
SYNOPSIS: Like Buckingham Palace and The Tower, The Mousetrap has become a London landmark. The "homely little thriller" has broken all world box office records. What's the secret of its success. Producer Peter Saudners spoke to Visnews reporter Peter Whittle.
The Mousetrap has played and played. Agatha Christie is now dead. Nearly 140 actors and actresses have appeared in the play since it opened with Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim in the leads. Leading lady number 23, Helen Weir, also spoke to Peter Whittle.
Helen Weir was still at school, Winston Churchill was Britain's Prime Minister and Stalin led the Soviet Union when it all began.
Now, 25 years and 10,000 performances later, The Mousetrap is still selling tickets. Four million people have seen it -- and who's to say that another four million won't see it over the next 25 years?