Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ will, mind-bogglingly, celebrate its sixtieth year in the West End this weekend. For Sunday’s special gala performance at 6.30pm, the usual cast of, erm, ‘jobbing’ actors will be replaced by pretty much the best cast in London. It was announced today that for one night only the indestructible whodunnit will be performed by Hugh Bonneville (Giles Ralston), Nicholas Farrell (Major Metcalf), Iain Glen (Sgt Trotter), Tamsin Greig (Mollie Ralston), Miranda Hart (Miss Casewell), Harry Lloyd (Christopher Wren), Patrick Stewart (Mr Paravicini) and Julie Walters (Mrs Boyle). One imagines they may be a little on the unrehearsed side, but the audience will probably be too star-struck to notice. Tickets are already sold out, and due to the jealousy with which the show’s producers guard its ending one imagines there will be no recording, but it’s worth queuing for a return (or even just hanging outside to celeb spot), as for the first time in over half a century, ‘The Mousetrap’ will be London’s hottest ticket.
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