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Chance to win tickets for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 3:42am

A 3-D Imax screen may be the best format for watching an action movie, but when it comes to an Agatha Christie murder mystery there's no place better than the theatre.

Her classic thriller The Mousetrap has been running in London's West End for almost six decades. From October 9 to 14, it will be performed at the Lyric Theatre of the Academy for Performing Arts, as part of the production's first tour beyond the West End.

Adapted by the "queen of crime" from a radio play to a short story in 1947, Christie then rewrote it as a stage show that opened in 1952. The murder mystery is set in a newly-opened guest house called Monkswell Manor. The play perfectly showcases the author's mastery of suspense, leaving the audience to guess who the next victim will be and identify the killer.

CitySeen has two pairs of A-reserve tickets, priced at HK$750 each, to give away. To win, e-mail cityseen@scmp.com with "Mousetrap" in the subject line and tell us, in 50 words or less, what your favourite Agatha Christie story is and why. Please include your name, contact number and mailing address. The deadline for submissions is 6pm next Wednesday.

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