London is popular for its elaborate live theatre productions. Home to a host of theatres, many of which were built at the turn of the century, London has given birth to some of the most famous personalities in the world of theatre. Be it commercial theatres of the West End or non-commercial theatres outside it, visitors in the city has innumerable options to choose from when it comes to watching a theatre show in London. Fringe theatre scene of London is also popular with visitors. However, those who stay in central London must not miss watching a high quality performance at a famous West End theatre.
The year 2012 is going to be a remarkable year in the modern history of London theatre scene. A good news for theatre lovers across the world is that in 2012, the city will be celebrating the world’s longest running theatre show i.e. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Coincidentally, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee also happens to fall in the same year and will pep up the celebrations.
The first live run of The Mousetrap took place in 1952 and the same year the Queen Elizabeth was coronated as the Monarch of the commonwealth nations. To mark this achievement, a 60 weeks tour of the show will be inaugurated at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in September 2012 and will continue in 2013 and 2014 as well. A gala charity performance will take place and all the collections will be used to help promote art in the city. So, potential visitors must not miss enjoy The Mousetrap this year.