Win tickets to see The Mousetrap

PUBLISHED: 16:32 09 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 09 February 2014

Joanna Croll (Molly Ralston) and Henry Luxemburg (Giles Ralston) in Agatha Christie thriller The Mousetrap [Picture: Helen Maybanks]

Joanna Croll (Molly Ralston) and Henry Luxemburg (Giles Ralston) in Agatha Christie thriller The Mousetrap [Picture: Helen Maybanks]

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Murder mystery The Mousetrap is currently on tour around the country and you could win tickets to see the Agatha Christie thriller in Hertfordshire in another Welwyn Hatfield Times competition.

Anne Kavanagh (Mrs Boyle), Ellie Jacob (Miss Casewell) and Christopher Gilling (Major Metcalf) in the UK Tour of The Mousetrap [Picture: Helen Maybanks]Anne Kavanagh (Mrs Boyle), Ellie Jacob (Miss Casewell) and Christopher Gilling (Major Metcalf) in the UK Tour of The Mousetrap [Picture: Helen Maybanks]

After more than 25,000 performances since opening way back in 1952, Agatha Christie’s legendary thriller The Mousetrap is touring the country this year.

As part of its 60th anniversary UK tour, this record-breaking “classic among murder thrillers” will be calling at Watford Colosseum from Monday, February 17 to Saturday, February 22.

The perennially popular whodunit is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre.

To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, the play is undertaking its first ever tour, with a star cast to give audiences around the country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece, without having to venture to London’s West End.

The Mousetrap ticket details

* The Mousetrap is live at Watford Colosseum from Monday, February 17 to Saturday, February 22.*

* There are evening performances at 7.30pm and also matinees on Wednesday, February 19 and Saturday, February 22 at 2.30pm.

* Tickets cost £29.50, £26.50 and £21.50, with a £1.50 per ticket booking fee added to all orders. Groups of 10 plus receive 10 per cent off and groups 20 plus 20 per cent off.

* No booking fees for Priority Members or group bookings.

* Visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more information and to book online 24 hours a day. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0845 075 3993, or by visiting the Watford Colosseum ticket office.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.

Who can it be? Mr Paravicini? Giles Ralston? Christopher Wren? Major Metcalf? Mrs Boyle? Or perhaps Mollie Ralston?

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

In her own inimitable style, Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

By tradition, at the end of each performance, audiences are asked not to reveal the identity of the killer, to ensure that the twist ending of the play is not ruined.

* The Welwyn Hatfield Times has two pairs of tickets to be won for the opening night of The Mousetrap at Watford Colosseum on Monday, February 17 at 7.30pm.

For the chance to win the tickets, simply answer the following question:

The Mousetrap was written by which of the following?

A) Linford Christie

B) Agatha Christie

C) Tony Christie

To enter, text WHT MOUSE followed by your answer (A, B or C), name, age, full postal address and email to 80058 – for example: WHT MOUSE A Terry Smith, 48, 22 The Campus, WGC, AL8 6AP, terry.smith@whtimes.co.uk

Texts cost 25p plus your standard network rate.

The closing date is noon on Tuesday, February 11. Over 18s only. The winners will be the first correct entries selected at random after the closing date. No alternative prize.

Usual Watford Colosseum terms and conditions and normal Archant promotion rules apply or call customer services on 0844 3572403.

* For more competitions, visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ competition page.

* For more theatre news visit the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ What’s On section here >>


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