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Tour Dates

Tue 30 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2024

Tue 30 Jan -

Sat 3 Feb 2024

SUNDERLAND Empire

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Feb 2024

Mon 12 -

Sat 17 Feb 2024

NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate

Mon 19 - Sat 24 Feb 2024

Mon 19 -

Sat 24 Feb 2024

BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre

Tue 27 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2024

Tue 27 Feb -

Sat 2 Mar 2024

BELFAST Grand Opera House

Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar 2024

Tue 5 -

Sat 9 Mar 2024

SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE

Mon 11 - Sat 16 Mar 2024

Mon 11 -

Sat 16 Mar 2024

DONCASTER Cast

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Mar 2024

Mon 18 -

Sat 23 Mar 2024

SWINDON Wyvern Theatre

Mon 25 - Sat 30 Mar 2024

Mon 25 -

Sat 30 Mar 2024

CREWE Lyceum

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr 2024

Tue 2 -

Sat 6 Apr 2024

HIGH WYCOMBE Wycombe Swan

Mon 8 - Sat 13 Apr 2024

Mon 8 -

Sat 13 Apr 2024

SALFORD The Lowry

Mon 15 - Sat 20 Apr 2024

Mon 15 -

Sat 20 Apr 2024

EXETER Northcott Theatre

Mon 29 Apr - Sat 4 May 2024

Mon 29 Apr -

Sat 4 May 2024

POOLE Lighthouse

Tue 7 - Sat 18 May 2024

Tue 7 -

Sat 18 May 2024

DUBLIN Gaiety Theatre

27 May - 1 Jun 2024

27 May -

1 Jun 2024

Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre

Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jun 2024

Mon 3 -

Sat 8 Jun 2024

SHREWSBURY Severn Theatre

Mon 10 - Sat 15 Jun 2024

Mon 10 -

Sat 15 Jun 2024

WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal

Mon 24 - Sat 29 Jun 2024

Mon 24 -

Sat 29 Jun 2024

WOLVERHAMPTON Grand Theatre

Mon 1 - Sat 6 Jul 2024

Mon 1 -

Sat 6 Jul 2024

SALISBURY Playhouse

Mon 8 - Sat 13 Jul 2024

Mon 8 -

Sat 13 Jul 2024

DUNSTABLE Grove Theatre

Tue 16 - Sat 20 Jul 2024

Tue 16 -

Sat 20 Jul 2024

COLCHESTER Mercury Theatre

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jul 2024

Tue 23 -

Sat 27 Jul 2024

Darlington Hippodrome

Mon 29 Jul - Sat 3 Aug 2024

Mon 29 Jul -

Sat 3 Aug 2024

WINDSOR Theatre Royal

About

The Mousetrap is the genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

The 70th anniversary tour opened at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952. The iconic thriller is now visiting over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.

This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.

The touring cast includes Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) as Major Metcalf and Catherine Shipton (Casualty) as Mrs Boyle. In the truly ensemble piece where everyone is a suspect Rachel Dawson (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol) will appear as Mollie Ralston, Michael Lyle (Amadeus & A Christmas Carol) as Giles Ralston, Shaun McCourt (Blood Brothers UK Tour, War Horse) as Christopher Wren, Leigh Lothian (Chariots of Fire) as Miss Casewell, Steven Elliott (The Crown, Holby City) as Mr Paravicini and Garyn Williams (The Corn Is Green) as Detective Sgt. Trotter. This casting is for 2023 venues.

The 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap continues to visit towns and cities around the country with upcoming theatres including Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.

Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 29,000 times, selling over 10 million tickets.

Cast and Creative

Neerja Naik | The Mousetrap
Neerja NaikMollie Ralston

Neerja Naik

Training: Cambridge University and Drama Centre London.

Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (Sixteenfeet Productions), The Captive Queen (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Wolsey Theatre), Untouchable (RADA Festival), The Prisoner Workshops (National Theatre Studio), When Annie Met Gandhi Rehearsed Reading (The Bloomsbury Festival), There Or Here Rehearsed Reading (Special Relationship Productions).

Television credits include: Doctors (BBC), Casualty (BBC).

Film credits include: Stromboli (Levitate Films), Await Further Instructions (Shudder Films), Sold (Jaya International), Hackney’s Finest (Rickety Shack Films), Life Goes On (SD Films), Olivia Twist (Falcon Features), The Great European Disaster Movie (Springshot/BBC), Professional Woman of the Year (Don Boyd), Mastermind (Dictynna Hood), Planet X (Rohit Gill).

Radio credits include: The Merchant of Venice (BBC).

Barnaby Jago | The Mousetrap
Barnaby JagoGiles Ralston

Barnaby Jago

Training: Arts Ed

Film & Television Credits include: Shakuntala Devi Human Computer (Sony), The Beast of Blue Yonder

Other credits include: Barnaby has narrated numerous audiobooks and audio dramas including The Iron Chariot by Stein Riverton Albie in Doctor Who Albie’s Angels.

Shaun McCourt | The Mousetrap
Shaun McCourtChristopher Wren

Shaun McCourt

Training: Guildford school of Acting.

Theatre credits include: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Gillian Lynne Theatre and UK Tour); The Windsors: Endgame (Prince of Wales Theatre); Blood Brothers (UK Tour); War Horse (New LondonTheatre); The Railway Children (Kings Cross Theatre); Imagine This (Union Theatre); Iolanthe (Wilton’sMusic Hall); The Pirates of Penzance (Kilworth House); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UKTour); and Bernstein’s Mass (Royal Festival Hall).

Workshops include: The Grinning Man (NTStudios); I Capture the Castle (NT Studios); The Attic (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Gwyneth Strong | The Mousetrap
Gwyneth StrongMrs Boyle

Gwyneth Strong

Gwyneth began her acting career at 10 years old playing Sally in Live like Pigs at the Royal Court in London.

Theatre credits include: Gwyneth has appeared in many theatre productions. Most recently Ladies of Letters (UK Tour) The Mousetrap (UK Tour); Stand (Oxford Playhouse / Battersea Arts Centre); Monkey Bars (Unicorn / Edinburgh Festival); A Round-Heeled Woman (Aldwych); Von Ribbentrop’s Watch (Oxford Playhouse / Tour); Our House (Birmingham Rep / UK Tour); When You Cure Me (Bush); Take a Chance on Me (New End); Ancient Lights (Hampstead); Three Sisters (Out of Joint/Lyric Hammersmith)

Television credits include: Cassandra (as series regular and Christmas specials) Only Fools and Horses; EastEnders; The Great Train Robbery – A Copper’s Tale ; Midsomer Murders ; New Tricks ; Harry Enfield ‘Brand Spanking New Show’ ; Real Women; An Unsuitable Job for a Woman; The Missing Postman ; Nice Town ;Clothes in the Wardrobe; King of the Ghetto; Rainy Day Women.

Film credits include: Suzie Gold; In Love with Alma Cogan; Crimetime; Cry Freedom; Bloody Kids.

Gwyneth is a Patron of the charity Ovarian Cancer Action

Todd Carty | The Mousetrap
Todd CartyMajor Metcalf

Todd Carty

Todd began his career at the age of four. He made his stage debut at the New London Theatre, where he played the leading role in the musical based on Lionel Bart’s life. As Tucker in the BBC’s Grange Hill, Todd became an overnight success leading to his own series Tucker’s Luck. He is also known for his roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders (BBC) and of PC Gabriel Kent in The Bill (Talkback/Thames). 

Theatre credits include: Patsy in Spamalot (West End and UK Tour) and Detective Inspector Hallett in The Business of Murder (UK Tour). Film and Television credits include: Oswyn in Krull (Columbia Pictures); Angus in Professor Poppers Problems (CFF Films); Randy Candy in The Candy Show (Beaconsfield Films); Mike in Birches (True Films); Dan in The Drive (Ninja Penguin Productions); As himself in A Touch of Cloth (SKY TV); Ray Hallam in Heartbeat (ITV); Cameron Cooke in Holby City (BBC); Pentecost in The Black Velvet Band (Yorkshire TV). Todd was also the subject of This Is Your Life (BBC) in 2000.

Other credits include: Dancing On Ice (ITV); Masterchef (BBC); Mastermind (BBC); Dangerous Adventures For Boys (C5 which he won with his eldest son James);Celebrity Driving Academy (BBC with his youngest sonThomas). Directed feature film The Perfect Burger (BYFA) and several episodes of Doctors (BBC).

Todd has provided narration for numerous televisionprogrammes including Paddington Green (BBC), Driving Mum Crazy (Meridian TV) and Scene in New York (BBC).

Amy Spinks | The Mousetrap
Amy SpinksMiss Casewell

Amy Spinks

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London.

Theatre credits include: Shakespeare Nation (RSC), Bab’s Big Show (Museum of Comedy), Comedy Swingers (Vault Festival), Come On (Arcola Theatre), A Guide to Second Date Sex (Bread and Roses Theatre) and Scarlett Lane Edinburgh Fringe).

Television credits include: Laugh Lessons (BBC 3), Lala’s Ladiez (ZeeTV & Endemol Shine). 

Film credits include: Mark (MOWL), Peeler, Lifeguards (Burning Reel), BaiL (Franklyn Lane Films), Sticky (Vitamin Films).

Other credits: BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC Radio 4), Tits Up (web-series).

Amy is part of the sketch duo BAB who won the Funny Women comedy short Award 2023, presented by Jo Brand and were semi-finalists of Leicester Square Theatre’s Sketch Off! 2022. 

Follow their work @babdocomedy

Steven Elliot | The Mousetrap
Steven ElliotMr Paravicini & Resident Director

Steven Elliot

Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Theatre credits include: Frankenstein (Danny Boyle, National Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre); The Ladykillers (UK tour); Dancing at Lughnasa (Abbey Theatre, Dublin);

Productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company include: Twelfth Night, Henry V, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Jew of Malta, The Bite of the Night, A Christmas Carol, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Pentecost.

Productions with Theatre Clywd include: Macbeth, Arcadia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off, The Suicide, Two Princes, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, A Chorus of Disapproval, Jumpy, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

Television credits include: The Crown; Holby City; Da Vinci’s Demons; Judge John Deed; Mike Bassett Manager; Inspector Morse; Ghostboat; Dal y Melt; Porthpenwaig; Tess of the D’Urbevilles; Crash; Tunnel of Love; War Gamers.

Film credits include: Warchief; Roald and Beatrix; Y Swyn; Cold Earth; Time Bandits; Hamlet; Les Miserables; Rise of the Appliances; The Watcher in the Woods; King Lear, True West and Frankenstein (NT Live). 

Steven is an Associate Learning Practitioner for the RSC and Associate Artist at Theatre Clwyd.

Michael Ayiotis | The Mousetrap
Michael AyiotisDetective Sgt. Trotter

Michael Ayiotis

Theatre credits include: Salty in John Godber’s Teechers ’23 (UK Tour), Arthur in The Sun, The Mountain and Me (Union Theatre), Pickle in Sleeping Beauty, Silly Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk, Buttons in Cinderella, Abanazar in Aladdin and Dick Whittington in Dick Whittington (all at South Hill Park Arts Centre), Achilles in Wrath of Achilles (Bedivere Arts), Market Boy (Union Theatre), Timms in The History Boys (London Contemporary Theatre).

Television and Film credits include: Breaking the Band: Black Sabbath (ITV), Raymond’s Five (Short), Grass Roots (Short) and The Pains of Youth (Short).

Other credits include: EE Mobile (Television).

Jack George | The Mousetrap
Jack GeorgeASM Understudy Christopher Wren/ Detective Sgt Trotter

Jack George

Training: Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company

Theatre credits include: The Art of Saying Goodbye (VAULT Festival), Titus Andronicus (Fourth Monkey), Days of Significance (Fourth Monkey), Appropriate (Fourth Monkey).

Other credits include: Exploited II (Pukka Films).

Jonathan Mathews | The Mousetrap
Jonathan MathewsUnderstudy Giles/ Metcalf/ Paravicini

Jonathan Mathews

Training: The Oxford School of Drama.

Theatre Credits include: White Fang (Park Theatre), Alice's Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), The Bunker Trilogy (Jethro Compton Productions), Much Ado About Nothing (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Fawlty Towers the Dining Experience (ITI).

Matthew Newton | The Mousetrap
Matthew NewtonUnderstudy Giles/ Metcalf/ Paravicini

Matthew Newton

Training: London College of Music and The Salon: Collective.

Theatre Credits include: The Brothers Karamazov as Alyosha (King’s Head Theatre) and Thomas Becket in T.S. Eliot’s verse drama, Murder in the Cathedral.

Television credits include: London Class (MBC).

Matthew is also a conductor and choir master, and as well as the piano and organ, he plays the viola with a number of orchestras around London.

Judith Rae | The Mousetrap
Judith RaeUnderstudy Mrs Boyle

Judith Rae

Training: Mountview Theatre School (Postgraduate Diploma Acting); Cardiff University (PG Diploma - Theatre Studies).

Theatre credits include: The Mousetrap (UK Tour); Switzerland (Ambassadors Theatre, West End); Lear (Valley of the Rocks, Exmoor); The Importance of Being Earnest (UK Tour); Deathtrap (UK Tour); A Room With a View (Bath Theatre Royal); And Then There Were None (UK Tour); La Bohème (Royal Albert Hall); Birds of a Feather (UK Tour); Duet for One (UK Tour); Less Than Kind (UK Tour); Seasons Greetings (UK Tour); House of Ghosts (UK Tour); Women on the Verge of HRT (UK Tour); Private Lives (UK Tour); The Clean House (UK Tour); Bedroom Farce (UK Tour); Strangers on a Train (UK Tour); Marrying the Mistress (UK Tour); Arsenic & Old Lace (UK Tour); The Shell Seekers (UK Tour); My Boy Jack (Yvonne Arnaud & UK Tour) and Corpse! (UK Tour).

Hollie Sullivan | The Mousetrap
Hollie SullivanASM Understudy Mollie/ Miss Casewell

Hollie Sullivan

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre credits include: Barefoot in the Park (Vienna’s English Theatre); Private Lives (Vienna’s English Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Vienna’s English Theatre); Barefoot in the Park (The Mill at Sonning); Sam Wanamaker Festival 2016 (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Festival-Neuss).

Film and Television credits include: Waking The Dead (BBC); A Second Son (Amazon Prime Video).

Other credits include: Doctor Who – The Middle (Big Finish Productions); The Surveyor (Web series).

Creative Team

Writer (1890-1976)AGATHA CHRISTIE

AGATHA CHRISTIE

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.

Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six rejections, but this changed when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. During the Second World War, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, acquiring a good knowledge of poisons which feature in many of her novels.

Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her her works come third in the rankings of the world’s most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare’s works and the Bible. The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End on 25 November 1952, and is still running after more than 27,500 performances.

DirectorIAN TALBOT O.B.E

IAN TALBOT O.B.E

Ian was Artistic and Managing Director of The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park from 1987 until 2007. For Regent’s Park he directed Babes In ArmsThe FantasticksLady Be GoodThe CardKiss Me, KateA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumOh, What A Lovely WarH.M.S. Pinafore (all nominated for Olivier Awards); The Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for best director 2000); Much Ado About NothingAndrocles and the LionLook Here Old SonThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaTwelfth NightMidsummer Night’s DreamA Connecticut YankeeThe Comedy Of ErrorsPaint Your WagonGentlemen Prefer BlondesThe Music ManWhere’s Charley?Camelot and The Boyfriend.

His other directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre; Newbury); Yeoman Of The Guard (Savoy Theatre); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and national tour); The Pirates Of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse and national tour); Anything Goes (national tour); Kiss Me; Kate (Brisbane Festival); Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (Gielgud Theatre); Doctor In The House (national tour); The Invisible Man and Charlie’s Aunt (The Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Letters (Dubai Festival); Third Finger Left Hand (Trafalgar Studios); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe; San Diego); Million Dollar Quartet (national tour); Eugenius (The Other Palace); The Mousetrap (St. Martins Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (national tour); White Christmas (national tour) and many overseas tours and pantomimes.

DirectorDENISE SILVEY

DENISE SILVEY

Denise trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began her career as an actress and singer working in the West End, film, television, and radio. She began her relationship with The Mousetrap by playing Miss Casewell in 1994 and then again in 2001. She became Production Supervisor for the show in 2009 and then Artistic Director in 2018. She has cast every West End production since 2009, tours since 2015 and has cast and directed productions in China, the Far East and India.

Other production and casting credits include: Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk (feature films), Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside Studios), The Pargetter Triptych (podcast), Musik (Edinburgh and West End), The Dame (Park Theatre and National Tour), Dead Sheep (Park Theatre and National Tour), An Audience with Jimmy Saville (Park Theatre and Edinburgh), The Roundabout (Park Theatre and New York), Twitstorm, Deny Deny Deny and Twilight Song (Park Theatre), Alex Salmond Unleashed (Edinburgh and National Tour), Once Seen on Blue Peter (Edinburgh Festival), All or Nothing (Arts and Ambassadors Theatre), Don’t Call Me Nigel (National Tour), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (National Tour), The Watcher (Waterloo East Theatre), The Translucent Frogs of Quuup (Edinburgh Festival, Ambassadors Theatre, Kings Head), BurtonClown in the Moon, Wilde Without the Boy (Edinburgh and St James’s Theatre), The Man Called Monkhouse (National Tour), Starting Here, Starting Now (Jermyn Street Theatre).

She is also a recipient of both Stage One Bursary and Start Up Fund for producers and is a member of UK Theatre and the League of Independent Producers.

COSTUME SUPERVISORCaroline Hannam
PRODUCERADAM SPIEGEL

ADAM SPIEGEL

Over the past 25 years, Adam Spiegel has produced extensively in London’s West End as well as various tours throughout the UK and internationally. Most recently Adam has taken over as producer of the world’s longest running show The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre), upholding its prestigious legacy within the West End.

West End credits include: Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Fame (Aldwych Theatre and Shaftesbury Theatre); Sister Act (London Palladium); Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria); High School Musical – Live on Stage! (Hammersmith Apollo); Midnight Tango (Aldwych Theatre, Phoenix Theatre); Dance ‘Til Dawn (Aldwych Theatre); Love Story (Duchess Theatre); Crazy for You (Novello Theatre); The Mysteries (Queen’s Theatre) and Birdy (Comedy Theatre).

UK touring credits include: Motown the Musical (2018); Fat Friends the Musical (2017); Tango Moderno (2017); Shirley Valentine (2017); The Mousetrap 60th anniversary tour (2012–2016); To Kill a Mockingbird (2014 and 2015); Love Me Tender (2015)The Producers (2015); FameSaturday Night FeverThe Last Tango (2015-2016); Dance ‘Til Dawn (2014 and 2015); Midnight Tango (2011, 2012 and 2013); Strictly Come Dancing LiveHigh School Musical – Live on Stage!; High School Musical 2; the Creole Choir of Cuba; The MysteriesLady Salsa and Five Guys Named Moe.

International touring credits include: Saturday Night Fever (Australasian and Scandinavian tours); Fame (Scandinavian and US tours) and the Creole Choir of Cuba (worldwide).

Other theatre credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird (Barbican Theatre); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall, London); Lady Salsa (Pleasance Theatre) and Promises, Promises (Sheffield Theatres).

Adam produced the annual Laurence Olivier Awards for the Society of London Theatre for five years running from 2004 to 2008. Adam has also previously acted as an arts consultant for both The Sunday Times and Tate Britain. Adam now sits on the board of SOLT and the League of Independent Producers.

www.adamspiegel.com
PRODUCERSIR STEPHEN WALEY-COHEN

SIR STEPHEN WALEY-COHEN

Sir Stephen has been a theatre owner and manager since 1984 when he was Joint Chief Executive of Maybox Group which acquired and managed the Albery, Criterion, Donmar Warehouse, Piccadilly, Whitehall and Wyndham’s Theatre, as well as developing the first British owned multiplex cinemas. Maybox was sold in 1989, in which year he became Director of the Victoria Palace Theatre but sold it to Cameron Mackintosh in 2014. Sir Stephen became the Producer of The Mousetrap in 1994. Since then he has also taken on the management of the St Martin’s Theatre as well as the Vaudeville from 1995 – 2002 and the Savoy from 1997 – 2005. In April 2007 Sir Stephen purchased the Ambassadors Theatre, the sister theatre to the St.Martin’s and the original home of The Mousetrap for the first 21 years of its run. Before entering the theatre business Sir Stephen was a financial journalist and a founder director of Euromoney Publications. Sir Stephen was President of the Society of London Theatre from 2002 to 2005; and he was a Trustee of The Theatres Trust 1998 – 2004. In 2007 Sir Stephen became Chairman of RADA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He founded Mousetrap Theatre Projects in 1996 which each year takes thousands of young people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to the best of West End Theatre, and is the industry’s leading education charity.

Original Producer (1911 - 2003)SIR PETER SAUNDERS

SIR PETER SAUNDERS

Peter Saunders’ first job was as a very junior assistant cameraman. He graduated to cameraman and film director.
He then produced his own films and lost all his money.
He worked as a reporter on the Daily Express for four years; then as press agent to bandleader Harry Roy. He joined the army when war broke out, rising from private to captain.
He jumped in at the deep end and put on his first play in 1947. He then produced more than 150 shows all over the world including the world record breaking The Mousetrap. In 1981 he was knighted for his services to the theatre. In April 1994 he transferred the management of The Mousetrap to Mousetrap Productions run by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen. Sir Peter’s hobbies included chess, photography, the music of George Gershwin, telephoning, and collecting wills. He was married to Katie Boyle.

Company Stage ManagerLauren Barclay
Deputy Stage ManagerMatthew Pain