The Mousetrap reopening cancelled
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap — the longest running show in the history of the world — was due to restart performances at St Martin’s Theatre on Friday 23 October, but this has now been cancelled. Definitely a bad omen. Producer Adam Spiegel says: “In view of the current uncertainty and with greater restrictions looming for London, I have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the reopening of The Mousetrap. When we took the decision in July that the show would reopen, it was in anticipation of a gradual easing of restrictions in general. The government’s announcement last week that the situation is deteriorating, together with increased restrictions being imposed across the country, makes it impossible to proceed with confidence. As the custodian of the show, I am deeply saddened to have to make this decision. But The Mousetrap will be back.” The classic play has been performed 28,199 times in London and sold over 10 million tickets. In 2022, it will celebrate its run of 70 years.
© Aleks Sierz