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The World’s Longest Running Show

23 August 2012

The other day I went to an Opening Night Premier for The Mousetrap, a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery.

The show is celebrating its 60th Anniversary, since first opening in London’s West End in 1952. It has been performed over 24,000 times and has been seen by 10 million people!

It is said to be the world’s longest running show – which made me think, I have to see it!

The Mousetrap 2012
Image by James Morgan

I haven’t seen a stage production in years, so this was a brilliant return for me.

The performances were amazing, a plot was superb, it had me guessing the whole way… it was so much fun :)

The Mousetrap 2012

It was held at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth City.

I’ve seen so many performances in this beautiful old theatre, it was nice to be back, sitting in the red velvet stalls, soaking up the atmosphere.

The Mousetrap 2012

And this was my outfit for the evening. I was also wearing yellow shoes and a white fur coat.

Perhaps the most special part of the show was the surprise ending… which the performers asked everyone in the audience to keep a secret! So no “WHODUNIT” spoilers from me!

The show runs in Perth from 14 August – 26 August
His Majesty’s Theatre
825 Hay Street, Perth
Tickets BOCS Ticketing

Then it heads over to Melbourne, Adelaide, then Wellington (New Zealand).

You can check out the Mousetrap Australian Tour website here.