Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller, The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running play, has marked its 70th anniversary today by announcing that the show will make its (very) long-awaited Broadway premiere in 2023.
Tickets will go on sale in the new year. Full booking and all production details will be announced in due course.
The New York premiere will be a co-production between The Mousetrap’s UK producer, Adam Spiegel, and multiple Tony Award-winning American producer Kevin McCollum, whose credits include Rent, Avenue Q, In The Heights and Motown The Musical, as well as the hugely successful Broadway productions of British smash hit shows The Play That Goes Wrong and Six.
The Mousetrap today also releases a special cartoon, commemorating 70 years since the show first opened in London, and drawn by acclaimed writer and cartoonist for The Sunday Times and Private Eye, Nick Newman.
Today, on the 70th Anniversary, a special midday matinee performance will take place in thanks and recognition of the vast number of people who have worked and continue to work on the production, with many guests having a historic connection to the show.
The Mousetrap is the genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time. The show has been performed over 28,915 times in London and has been seen by over 10 million people.
The 70th Anniversary touring production of The Mousetrap opened at Nottingham Theatre Royal in September 2022 and will perform at over 70 venues throughout the U.K. and Ireland, ensuring this extraordinary milestone year will be marked across the country.