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Get caught in Agatha Christie's Mousetrap
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: August 16, 2013 at 8:19 am
Tickets are now on sale for performances of celebrated murdermystery The Mousetrap . It will be staged at Bangkok’s Aksra Theatre late next month.
The world's most famous theatrical whodunit is coming to Thailand. Thai fans of Agatha Christie might already know "who has done what" but next month will be the first time they will see with their own eyes "how it has been done" on a Bangkok stage.
Presented by Eleven Live and Secret Service, The Mousetrap will be staged at Aksra Theatre, Rang Nam Road on Sept 27 and 28, starting at 8pm.
There will also be matinee performances on Sept 28 and 29 (curtain goes up at 2pm).
When the late Queen Mary, consort of Britain's King George V, was approaching her 80th birthday, she was asked by the BBC how she would like to celebrate the event; she could choose to view anything from a Shakespearean drama to opera. Queen Mary said she would like an Agatha Christie play and Christie, one of the world's most celebrated mystery authors at that time, promptly wrote a 30-minute radio production called Three Blind Mice. This was later adapted for the stage as The Mousetrap.
The legend was born on Nov 25, 1952, at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End which hosted the world premiere of the play. The Mousetrap holds numerous Guinness World Records firsts, including the longest continuous run of any show in the world, with more than 25,000 performances in London alone _ eight shows a week since 1952. To mark the play's diamond jubilee, productions of it are now being staged in more than 40 countries and in many different languages. And now the celebrations are coming to Bangkok, too. The cast for the four shows here will include actors who have starred in the London production.
Denise Silvey, from Mousetrap Productions Ltd, will direct.
Tickets cost 2,000, 3,000 and 4,000 baht and can be purchased from Thai Ticket Major booths (tel 02-262-3456 or visit www.thaiticketmajor.com).