Next week sees the return of a crime classic to the region – and you could be there for free.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will head to Sunderland Empire as part of its record-breaking 60th Anniversary tour.
And we want you to turn super sleuth to unearth the hidden murder mystery words in the wordsearch to win tickets to the show.
The cast for the 2015 tour includes Hester Arden as Miss Casewell, Edward Elgood as Christopher Wren, Mark Homer as Giles Ralston, Esther McAuley as Mollie Ralston and Jonathan Sidgwick as Mr Paravicini.
William Ilkley joins from the West End production of The Mousetrap as Major Metcalf alongside Luke Jenkins and Anne Kavanagh, who will reprise their roles from the record-breaking 2014 tour as Sgt Trotter and Mrs Boyle respectively.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.
Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest-running stage production at its London home since 1958.
• To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to The Mousetrap at Sunderland Empire on Tuesday, May 5, find the six hidden murder mystery words in the wordsearch. Return it, along with your name and daytime contact telephone number, to Mousetrap Competition, Katy Wheeler, Sunderland Echo, 2nd Floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, DH4 5RA.
Alternatively, you can email the six words, and your contact details, to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk. The winner will be notified on May 5 for that night’s show.
• The Mousetrap is at Sunderland Empire from May 5-9. Tickets are available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022 or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland.