An Agatha Christie whodunnit play that’s been performed in London since the Romans ran the place.
In the original cast was none other than Richard Attenborough, his wife Sheila Sim, Deryck Guyler (as the school caretaker) and Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Little did they know that many years later it would still be running long after most of them had died. But even the grave cannot stop one of them as Guyler still makes an appearance in the play, even though he has been dead for years.
Ever since that very first performance, it has been staged continuously tens of thousands of times without any interruption. Well, apart from the odd time that it moved theatres or some idiot’s mobile phone rang just as someone was saying something important in the ‘Drawing Room’.
And still people (mostly tourists and foreign visitors) flock to it. Despite the fact that there is no-one left in Britain who doesn’t know that the copper did it.