The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap tickets

St Martin's Theatre

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The Mousetrap | London

The world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for six decades. It celebrated its 60th birthday, our Diamond Anniversary, in November 2012 and this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe with glowing The Mousetrap reviews. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

The murder mystery is set in the imposing Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, following a terrifying murder in Paddington. Here, Mollie and Giles Ralston are administering the finishing touches for the opening of the hall, which will be their new guest house. However, as the story progress, links appear between the murder and the manor, which spooks Mollie and Giles, who find themselves stranded in a snowstorm with a mysterious set of guests.

The Mousetrap London play first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.

 

The Mousetrap cast

During the phenomenal 60 year run there have been no fewer than 382 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 116 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 415 tons of ice cream sold. Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records - David Raven as the 'Most Durable Actor' for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy. And for the last 38 years, St Martin's Theatre has been the home of The Mousetrap - more than half of its record breaking run! Get your The Mousetrap tickets today and see this world-famous whodunit for yourself.




The Mousetrap history

The Mousetrap story is a terrific adaptation of one of the most celebrated novels of Agatha Christie, the formidable crime novelist and playwright who was born in the photogenic English Riviera resort of Torquay in 1890. She has been cited as the best-selling novelist in history, with around two billion books sold across the world.

Agatha published her first title, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, and was the recipient of the coveted Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 1955. In the 1920s, she travelled the world, and credits Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen and English novelist Graham Greene as some of her key influences.

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The Mousetrap reviews

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'A truly entertaining classic'
Sunday Times

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'One of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced'
New York Times

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'Deserved a classic among murder thrillers'
The Observer

The Mousetrap - Booking information

Ticket information

  • Your tickets will be held for you to collect at the venue's box office 1hr prior to the time of your selected performance. 
  • We advise you to collect your tickets around 30 minutes before the performance start time to avoid long queues. Please remember to bring along your confirmation email as proof of purchase.
  • This theatre is very strict on the exchange and cancellation of tickets.
  • Please ensure that all of your details are correct before making the booking, as mistakes cannot always be rectified later.

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The Mousetrap - Event information

  • Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Is there an interval? Yes, a 15 minutes interval
  • Is there a dress code? No
  • Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 12+
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St Martin's Theatre

West Street, London WC2H 9NZ

  • Undergrounds: Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road
  • Buses: to Charing Cross Road: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176; to Shaftesbury Avenue: 14, 19, 38
  • The nearest car parks: Chinatown
  • Please contact the venue directly for information about disabled access (P: 020 7836 1443)
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