WIN! Tickets to see The Mousetrap on stage

Karl Howman, Jemma Walker and Bruno Langley in The Mousetrap. Photo by Helen Maybanks.
Karl Howman, Jemma Walker and Bruno Langley in The Mousetrap. Photo by Helen Maybanks.

The Queen of Crime’s masterpiece The Mousetrap debuts at the Lyceum from Monday, as part of its first national tour celebrating 60 years on stage.

And we have teamed up with the theatre to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening night.

The star cast features Steven France (EastEnders) as Christopher Wren, Karl Howman (Brush Strokes) as Mr Paravicni, and Bruno Langley (Coronation Street) as Giles. Bob Saul reprises his West End role as Sgt Trotter.

A classic thriller, the scene is set when a group gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover there is a murdered in their midst.

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

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

Sheffield-born Ian Watt-Smith returns to direct this new production, having directed the 38th, 41st, 58th and 59th years of the West End show, creating a sharp, witty, and engaging production.

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running stage production since 1958. The first ever UK tour, initially scheduled for 60 weeks, continues to play to sold-out houses, whilst the 60 licensed productions around the globe continue to set records of their own.

It runs from Monday 4th - Saturday 9th March at Sheffield Lyceum.

Tickets priced £18 to £30 are on sale from Sheffield Theatres Box Office. Call 0114 249 6000 or visit

• To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the 7.45pm performance on Monday 4th March, simply answer this question:

Q) Who is the famous author of The Mousetrap?

Email your answer, and a daytime phone number to:

Entries must arrive by 12 noon on Friday 1st March 2013.

Normal Guardian competition rules apply.