September 30, 2016

SLIDESHOW: ‘The Mousetrap’ opens at Repertory Theatre

A wintery English night at the Monkswell Manor ends in murder and intrigue in the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”

The show runs from Dec. 4 – 29.

The murder-mystery is the longest continuously running play ever. “The Mousetrap” opened in the West End of London in 1952 and has had more than 25,000 showings.

When a guest at the Monkswell Manor is murdered, it is up to those stuck in the manor during a brutal blizzard to find the killer before anyone else ends up dead.

Keeping with the theme of secrecy, “The Mousetrap” has a tradition since its first showing that the audience hide the killer’s identity to make the experience more enjoyable for those who have not yet seen the play.

Photos by Holly Swan/The Journal

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