Ed Pearce‘s Today’s Memory
Premiere of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on November 25, 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim. It is known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theater. The play is the longest running West End show (of any type) ever.
Christie gave the royalties for The Mousetrap to her grandson Mathew Prichard for his ninth birthday in 1955, funding a trust he later set up to support opera, classical music and the visual arts in his native Wales.