The Mousetrap

Play

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1952
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
monkswell manor, 1950s, blizzard
Cast Size
medium
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, mature adult, adult characters

Synopsis

A timeless tale of “whodunit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers at Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. But a police sergeant unexpectedly arrives, worried that a murderer-at-large is among the guests of the Manor. Before he can investigate, one of the guests is killed, starting an investigation into the lives and histories of everyone there. One of them is the killer, and another one of them may be next. Will the police be able to solve the case before another “mouse” falls? The world’s longest continuously running play for over 60 years, The Mousetrap continues to delight and intrigue mystery lovers of all ages.

Lead Characters