EASTENDERS' Mark Fowler will tread the boards at a Glasgow theatre next year in a popular thriller.

Actor Todd Carty, who is best known for his role in the long-running soap, will star in Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the King's Theatre in May. 

As part of a UK tour to celebrate the genre-defining play's 70th anniversary, Todd will star alongside Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, Eastenders) and John Altman (Eastenders) at the Bath Street venue. 

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Todd takes on the role of Major Metcalf, while Gwenyth and John will play Mrs Boyle and Mr Paravicini. 

They are joined by Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls, Funny Girl) as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears (Magic Goes Wrong) as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay (The Mousetrap in London) as Christopher Wren, Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap in London) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.

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The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running play, having opened in London's West End in 1952 at the St Martin's Theatre where it played continuously until March 2020 when performances were paused due to the pandemic. 

Famous for its secretive plot with twists and turns, the play centres around a group of seven strangers who find themselves snowed in at Monskwell Manor, a remote countryside guesthouse as news of a murder in London spreads the area.

When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst.

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The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel and Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE

It will be at the King's Theatre from Monday, May 1 until Saturday, May 6.