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1977

The 26th year of The Mousetrap started with a celebratory party for one thousand guests given by producer Peter Saunders at the Savoy Hotel on 25th November 1977, marking the 25th birthday of the show. Prime Minister James Callaghan was…

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1976

At the end of the performance of The Mousetrap at the St Martin’s Theatre on 12th January 1976, actor Brian McDermott, playing Detective Sergeant Trotter, spoke at the end of the performance to the packed house: “Ladies and gentlemen, this…

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1974

On Saturday 23rd March 1974 The Mousetrap closed at The Ambassadors Theatre. It re-opened the following Monday – thereby keeping the continuance of the run – next door at the larger St Martin’s Theatre where it has gone on to…

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1971

Agatha Christie is made a Dame.

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