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Regional daily makes headlines in Uruguay

A regional daily is making headlines half way across the world after appearing in a Uruguayan production of an Agatha Christie play.

Theatre group La Galera are currently performing recoerd-breaking whodunnit The Mousetrap in the town of Salto, near the border with Argentina.

The script calls for a newspaper called the ‘Evening News’ and the first one the producers contacted was the Norwich Evening News.

A message left on the paper’s website read:  “I need a picture of an old issue of your paper for a theatre play.”

Evening News librarian Rosemary Dixon promptly dg out a copy of the Evening News – then the Eastern Evening News – from Thursday, February 2, 1947 to email to the group.

Its stories included a report from Lowestoft that the North Sea ice field approaching the coast was breaking up, and the announcement that Norwich hairdressers were now allowed to use electric lights at any time during the day.

The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history.