Currently Reading: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

The Mousetrap is Agatha Christie’s most well-known and critically acclaimed stage drama. The theatrical production of “The Mousetrap” debuted in London’s West End on 6 October 1952 and continued to play there without interruption until March 16, 2020, when it was necessary to briefly suspend the performances due to the COVID-19 epidemic. After that, it reopened on May 17th, 2021.

The mystery play “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie was debuted in 1952. It has been performed over 25,000 times and seen by over 10 million people.

The story unfolds inside Monkswell Manor, a hotel that is cut off from the rest of the world due to a snowstorm. Detective Sergeant Trotter is tasked with identifying the murderer among the guests in order to prevent anyone else from being killed. The culprit is a member of the party. Christie drew inspiration from her own spouse to create the character of Trotter. In 1954, Samuel French Ltd. released the play in paperback format under the title French’s Acting Edition No. 153, and it is still available for purchase today. In 1978, it was initially released by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in the form of a hardcover book titled The Mousetrap and Other Plays.

The play is nicely written and suspenseful, and it will keep the reader guessing up to the end. Christie excels at developing complex characters and plots, and “The Mousetrap” is no exception. This is one of the best examples of her skill and is great for the mystery fan who wants a story that will keep them guessing from beginning to end.