THE ‘longest running play in the world’ is set to enthral audiences in Poole this spring.

The 70th anniversary tour of The Mousetrap will arrive at Lighthouse Poole for a full week's run from April 29 to May 4.

The iconic murder-mystery follows a group of seven strangers who find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor - a remote countryside guesthouse.

When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst - which one is the murderer? And who will be their next victim?

The Mousetrap was written by Agatha Christie and premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952.

It toured the UK before opening in the West End where, more than 70 years later, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre.

The 70th-anniversary tour is travelling throughout the UK and Ireland, marking its milestone anniversary by visiting more than 70 theatres, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago.

The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel with direction from Ian Talbot OBE and Denise Silvey.

Its cast includes Todd Carty – of EastEnders, Grange Hill and Dancing on Ice - who continues to play Major Metcalf and Gwyneth Strong - known for playing Cassandra Trotter in Only Fools and Horses - as Mrs Boyle.