Wednesday, August 7, 2013



Borders is the official bookstore for The Mousetrap, the world's longest play written by Agatha Christie as a birthday present to her grandson Matthew Pritchard who is long a multimillionaire by doing nothing and sitting at home shaking his legs and receiving royalties from this ingenious and popular play.

Five guests arrive at a country hotel only to discover they are snowed in. A policeman turns up to announce a murderer is on his way and when a guest is murdered, all realise the killer is already here and it can be any of them! 

And so a mousetrap is set to catch the murderer who can be a man or woman.

The play started in 1952 the same year as Queen Elizabeth II 's ascension to the throne! Both have been celebrating their Diamond Jubilee since last year.

I have seen it twice in London and can vouch for it on my ancestors' souls! It is that witty, clever and devilishly delightful!

Don't miss The Mousetrap's debut in Malaysia as it is the epitome of brilliant British theatre! 

At RM 80 to RM 320 per ticket, sad to say it is the same prices as the original show in London but then this is an officially sanctioned cast of actors! Simply world class show!

The murderer is.... (go see the show as the producer promises to slit my throat if I reveal the identity here).
The Mousetrap is celebrating its 60th year in 2013! It has played at St Martin's theatre for decades. Before the show, enjoy dinner at The Ivy which is directly opposite. You probably won't get a table at The Ivy unless you are rich and famous but try anyway. A meal at The Ivy, one of London's best restaurants, costs more than a ticket to The Mousetrap!

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Come October 2013, the world’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, will be hitting the stage in Kuala Lumpur for the first time and Borders is proud to be partly responsible for making it happen, also its first for a play.

This is another example of how this international-turned-Malaysian brand holds true to its tag line, Beyond Books. Borders is known for hosting book launches including that of celebrity activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and recently supported in the successful #Word The Cooler Lumpur Festival. It is also currently presenting a series of inspirational talks, Be Inspired.

Yau Su Peng, Chief Operating Officer of Berjaya Books which owns the brand and operates Borders commented, “We are continuously seeking ways in which to excite and delight our customers and do not limit our involvement within the realm of books and the bookstore. Rather, we want to demonstrate that the written word may be enjoyed in many different ways and that includes the stage.”

As official bookstore Borders’ role is to create as many opportunities as possible for Agatha Christie fans to watch the play. “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie @BORDERS will be a full blown campaign to benefit Borders’ customers, delivered in-store and through digital channels, starting from 1 September 2013 through to 20 October 2013.

Borders customers can look forward to lucky draws, discount on next book purchases and Facebook contests. Borders Rewards Card holders will also benefit from a 10% discount on the purchase of tickets with additional tickets to be won. Card holders who wish to ensure they don’t miss out should keep Borders updated with their latest email addresses and follow notifications on the Borders facebook page:

The Mousetrap is scheduled to run from 16 through 20 October 2013 at the Dewan Bandaraya Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur and will feature the West End, London cast.

The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play celebrated English crime writer Agatha Christie. it opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then.

In its 60th anniversary, The Mousetrap has the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th perfor-mance taking place on 18 November 2012. It is also the longest running show (of any type) of the modern era. The play is also known for its twist ending which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.

The Malaysian staging will be produced by British Theatre Playhouse in collaboration with Milestone Production.

“The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie @BORDERS

1 Sept – 20 October 2013 Borders In-store  Lucky draw contest: Spend minimum RM80 inclusive of any Agatha Christie ti-tle to qualify and stand chance to WIN: ·
1st Prize - 1 x 1 pair Category A tickets worth RM440
2nd Prize – 3 x 1 pair Category C tickets worth RM180
3rd Prize – 12 x One Agatha Christie Book per prize
Consolation Prizes – 20 x RM10 Borders Bulks each  Agatha Christie books promotion: Buy 1 and get the next at 50% discount

 New Borders Rewards Card (BRC) Ac-quisition Drive: Stand a chance to win 3 x 1 pair Category A tickets worth RM440 On Digital Media  Borders Facebook contest: 6 weekly contests from 2 Sept to 7 Oct. Answer questions related to the play and Agatha Christie’s stories to WIN tickets to play, Agatha Christie books and Borders Bulks. From week of 2 Sept and ends by week of 7 Oct
Exclusively e-mail offer for Borders Rewards Card members: 10% off for “The Mousetrap” play tickets

Borders in Malaysia is operated by Berjaya Books Sdn. Bhd. and is now wholly owned by Berjaya Corporation. Borders goes beyond offering quality books, with educational and entertainment items. The first Borders store opened its doors for business in 2005 at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur.
Today, there are seven Borders stores in Malaysia; located at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara; The Gardens, Mid Valley City; Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya; Bangsar Village II, Bangsar and, in Penang, Queensbay Mall and Straits Quay.

 A selection of almost 200,000 book and magazine titles are offered throughout these stores.
The urban bookstore chain believes in developing the culture of reading and aims to promote English literacy. To achieve this it looks to making reading and learning fun and exploratory. Another key characteristic of Borders is the personal service and the warm, reader-friendly ambience. There are also Borders Express stores, which cater to the specific needs of niche customers; there are two currently, located at Berjaya Times Square and Bangsar Village II.

The world’s most famous “who dunit?” is coming to KUALA LUMPUR!


The world’s longest running play and London West End’s longest running theatre production, “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie will be coming to Kuala Lumpur. Fans of crime thrillers must catch this world class production this coming October 2013.

The Producer, British Theatre Playhouse and the Promoter, Milestone Production is proud to announce their world class production of this most celebrated murder-mystery play, which opens at Auditorium of Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (16th October 2013) with performances up to Sunday  (20th October 2013).

On the 25th of November 1952 at the Ambassadors Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, a legend was born. That night saw the world premiere of a play that was to become a phenomenon in the history of world theatre. Written by one of the world’s most celebrated thriller writers, Dame Agatha Christie, the play was “The Mousetrap”.

Today, The Mousetrap holds numerous Guinness World Records ‘Firsts”, including the longest run of any show in the world including London’s West End longest running theatre production (no. 1 spot). This year, The Mousetrap celebrates its Diamond Anniversary, 60th year of performances in the West End.  At the time of writing, that is an astonishing twenty five thousand one hundred and fifty performances in London alone: six nights a week, eight shows a week - and not a week has been missed!

As part of these Diamond Anniversary celebrations, productions are now being staged in every continent around the world this year in many different languages. Mousetrap Productions Ltd in London has licensed the British Theatre Playhouse to produce The Mousetrap in Malaysia and the region as part of the 60th year of the play.

John Faulkner, co-producer of THE MOUSETRAP founded the British Theatre Playhouse with his Malaysian-born wife, Cecilia Leong-Faulkner. He appeared in the role of “Giles” in the 32nd year of “The Mousetrap” in the West End and is delighted to now be playing the role of “Major Metcalf”.

“The Mousetrap is seen by more than 10 million people! It comes to Kuala Lumpur with an all-British cast who have been in the West End productions and Denise Silvey from Mousetrap Productions Ltd. will be directing our production. It is indeed the world's most famous murder-mystery - the play is the world's longest running production in history, proof of its class and pedigree! The only way to find out why is to see it yourself” John says.

 “We are thrilled and honoured to be bringing this little piece of British history to Malaysia as part of our 60th Anniversary celebration. The magical storytelling of Agatha Christie lives on in this both witty and scary tale of intrigue and murder”, says Denise Silvey, Production Director, The Mousetrap, St. Martin’s Theatre, London.

In order to bring this world class production to Malaysia, Milestone Production Sdn. Bhd. has decided to work with the world’s largest hotel chain, BEST WESTERN. BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral is the Official Hotel and supporter for this prestigious event.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to the Official Promoter of this show, Milestone Production  who trusted BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral for this partnership,” says Mr Ian Hurst, General Manager of BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral.
From today onwards, exclusive offers await guests; be it for accommodation or dining:
·         2 days/ 1 night stay in one-bedroom Club Suite inclusive of buffet breakfast for 2 persons and two tickets to The Mousetrap show at RM730.00nett.
·         Get 20% off a la carte menu from total bill at all the hotel’s food & beverage outlets.

In addition to the above, hotel guests also stand a chance to meet, greet and to join in the mingle session with the West End’s cast at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral scheduled on 18 October 2013.

Tickets are now available through all Ticket Charge channels. Prices of tickets are from  
RM80 – RM380 per ticket.


Ticket Charge is currently offering a 10% "early bird" price until August 31, 2013.

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