The Mousetrap's 60th Anniversary tour arrives in Salford next year.

The cast of The Mousetrap
The cast of The Mousetrap
© Helen Maybanks

The tour is the first time since 1952 that The Mousetrap, which holds a world record for being the longest-running show in history, has been seen in the UK outside of London.

The archetypal whodunnit has also been licensed for performance in 60 different locations worldwide, including Korea, Venezeula, Russia and Australia.

Other 60th anniversary celebrations have included outreach programmes encouraging year 6 pupils to write mystery stories of their own, and also providing thousands of children with a chance to see The Mousetrap performed.

The play continues playing at the St Martin's theatre, and is at the Lowry from 17 - 22 March, 2014. Casting fpor the Salford dates is announced soon but Karl Howman will feature.