Bruno is trapped with a killer

MHDE'The Mousetrap
MHDE'The Mousetrap

Former Coronation Street and Doctor Who actor Bruno Langley is swapping television for the stage with an appearance in The Mousetrap.

The show comes to the Royal and Derngate in Northampton later this month.

Bruno plays the role of Giles Ralston, who runs a guest housewith with his wife, and who has a number of unusual visitors.

However there are plenty of dark secrets among the unexpected guests and when one of them ends up dead, they find themselves all trapped in the guest house locked up with a killer.

Written by Agatha Christie, one of the most famous whodunnits is currently touring the country as part of a 60th anniversary tour since its debut in the West End.

Bruno said: “It is a very traditional murder mystery. Normally, I have been playing characters who all speak and look like me whereas because this is a piece set in the 1950s, it was a challenge to do something in a period setting which I have not been doing.

“We have been touring for a little while and it has been going really well.”

The Mousetrap comes to the Royal and Derngate in Northampton from Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23.

Performances start at 7.30pm each night with matinee performances at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

Tickets cost between £10 and £29.50 and they can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

For a longer interview with Bruno and about his roles on Coronation Street and Doctor Who, see tomorrow’s Daventry Express.