Doctor Who and Eastenders star Louise Jameson will play the role of Mrs Boyle in the 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from January 2016.
The murder mystery will open its 2016 tour at the Nottingham Theatre Royal on the 19th January, before visiting 25 other venues during the course of this latest leg of the tour. Further casting for the 2016 tour has yet to be announced.
As well as her numerous credits on screen, Louise Jameson has also appeared on stage with roles in Noises Off (Mercury Theatre) and Gutted (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
Talking about her role in The Mousetrap Louise said: “I thought about doing something special for my 65th birthday in 2016. Just how did I get to be 65? The same way The Mousetrap has run for nearly that length of time I suppose, just second by second time has ticked away we’ve both lasted this long, and so we’ll be celebrating together. That’s quite special.”
The production originally opened in 1952 at Nottingham Theatre Royal starring Sir Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim before embarking on its West End run and this first ever UK tour of the production is heading towards 1000 performances.
Meanwhile the London production has been the world’s longest running production since breaking the record in 1958 and has recently celebrated its 26,000th performance.
Louise Jameson’s last performance in The Mousetrap will be the 30th July 2016 at the Venue Cymru Llandudno.
The Mousetrap continues to perform at St Martin’s Theatre in London and the tour is currently booking until August 2016.