Later this month the theatrical classic The Mousetrap comes to The Grand in Leeds. Did you know that the original production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap with Richard Attenborough was at The Grand in 1952 before it transferred to London’s West End for the next 60 years?

The Mousetrap has four entries in the Guinness Book of Records, including for the ‘longest continuous run of any show in the world’; ‘most durable’ actor (David Raven, who played Major Metcalf for 4,575 performances from July 22, 1957 until November 23, 1968); and ‘longest serving understudy’ (Nancy Seabrooke, who stood by as Mrs Boyle 6,240 times until March 12, 1994, and actually did so 72 times).

If you’d like to see this classic show for yourself, then enter our competition to win one of two pairs of tickets for The Mousetrap on Tuesday August 26, 2014.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right hand side of this web page) and answer this question: in Paul Clarke‘s recent article about Shrek at Leeds Grand, who does Paul say directed the show?

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Closing date: 11pm on Friday August 15, 2014

A winner will be picked at random and notified by 2pm on August 16, 2014


The Mousetrap is at The Grand in Leeds from August 26-30, 2014. For more details about the show, follow this link:

For information on how to book tickets for The Mousetrap at The Grand, Leeds, follow this link: