News By/Courtesy: G Kusuma | 15 Feb 2021 7:40am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mousetrap is a Mystery play by Agatha Christie
  • the play has won the Guinness world records for being the world's longest play
  • The play has characters named Giles Ralston, Mrs. Boyle, Major Metcalf, Detective Sergeant Trotter, Mollie Ralston, and others.

Mousetrap is a Mystery play by Agatha Christie; the play has won the Guinness world records for being the world's longest play. It runs as a play in London west end since 1952 and is based upon a short story by the Author, one of the unique factors of the play are that it is not published anywhere or does not even have a film adaptation as per the contract terms, till the last it appeared in the US as Three Blind Mice. Every person who visits the play is said not to reveal its ending, the play is performed in St Martin's and is to one surprise being running from 66 years and has about 27,000 performances of the same. The play initially was run in Ambassadors theatre but later shifted to St Martin's and many actors have appeared in the roles of the play. The rights of the play were given by Agatha Christie to her grandson as a gift on his birthday, the play also is the reason for huge tourist attraction and many individuals visit the place to watch it. The name of the play was changed due to the suggestion of Emile Litter as an adaptation from Hamlet. The play is set after World War II or simply in 1952. The play has characters named Giles Ralston, Mrs. Boyle, Major Metcalf, Detective Sergeant Trotter, Mollie Ralston, and others. Brief story: The play begins with two people looking after the guesthouse, during this time few guests arrive; everyone is stuck in the inn due to snowfall. The guesthouse is succumbed by a murder scene and an investigating officer arrives, when the investigation starts another murder occurs, all the guests are called for an inquiry and each gives out their story of alibi. The inspector then decides to call out each one to play their roles of alibi and finally the murderer is revealed to the audience amid the chaos and confusion in the Inn. The story has been received by different audiences differently, some mark it as very interesting while others suggest that the characters are loosely tied. The director of the play pointed that the play is one of the substantial ones and the characters are very deep and not just cut-outs of the cardboard. The play has the mix and the vibe of the 1950s and it discovers the condition of all people who are trapped in one particular guesthouse. Though there had been a lot of attempt in keeping the end of the play secretive but it failed when it was revealed to her dismay, a fun fact pertaining to the play is that the author Agatha Christie herself never trusted that the play would run for such a long period (from her autobiography), but today mousetrap is a longest-running theatre Act though its performance has not been staged for some time due to the pandemic. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 15 Feb 2021 20:07pm IST


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