Murder most foul in The Mousetrap tour

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap - Credit: Archant

The longest-running show in the history of British theatre switches from the London stage to the Alban Arena next week.

Agatha Christie’s legendary mystery The Mousetrap is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary and can be seen at the Arena from next Monday, October 12, until Saturday, October 17.

In the past 60 years there have been over 25,000 performances of The Mousetrap at its permanent London base in St Martin’s Theatre, The show is now out on tour.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house, cut off by the snow, discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until, at the last moment, the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Performances are at 7.30pm each evening with a Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £20.50, £23.50, £25.50 and £27.50 with the Monday evening performance and Saturday matinee £20, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or online at

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*Featuring two original band members, The Dire Straits Experience comes to the Arena this Saturday, October 10.

It has been more than 35 years since the opening line of Sultans Of Swing was first heard being broadcast around the world and guitar player and songwriter Mark Knofler became a household name.

Saxophonist, flautist, percussionist and vocalist Chris White and drummer Chris Whitten, both from Dire Straits, will be joined by Terence Reis on lead vocals and guitars, replicating Knopfler’s guitar and singing style.

The concert at 7.30pm will include all the biggest Straits hits including Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more.

Tickets are £27.50 and £25.