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The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's phenomenon The Mousetrap playing at the St. Martin's Theatre, now in its 65th year.

When The Mousetrap opened on 25th November 1952, with Richard Attenborough and his fellow film star and beloved wife Sheila Sim in the leading roles, it was only seven years since Hitler died. Much essential food was still rationed, Mr Winston Churchill was Prime Minister, Harry Truman was President of the United States, and Stalin was ruler of Russia. There was fighting in Korea, and Princess Elizabeth began her long reign as Queen. The last tram ran in London, television programmes ended at 10.30 p.m., and the entire TV listings only occupied three and a half lines.

Since The Mousetrap opened 450 actors and actresses have appeared in the play, there have been 260 understudies. The play has been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries.

Having achieved many world records at The Ambassadors Theatre, where it opened, it moved to the St. Martin’s Theatre in March 1974 without missing a performance, and in its new home it has achieved many more world records. Only the clock on the mantelpiece has survived onstage and the original wind machine is still in use to this day. Everything else has been replaced.

What Is The Mousetrap About? 

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available.

Cast

From Monday 23rd April 2018:

Martin Behrman as Detective-Sergeant Trotter

Mark Carlisle as Major Metcalf

Elliot Chapman as Giles Ralston

Phoebe Fildes as Mollie Ralston

Jason Hall as Mr Paravicini

Mary Keegan as Mrs Boyle

Millie Turner as Miss Casewell

Rhys Warrington as Christopher Wren

Directed by Hugh Ross

Duration

2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval of 20 minutes.

Good To Know

Please note there will no longer be access to a cloakroom at this theatre.

Bag searches will also be carried out.

Suitable For Children

The Mousetrap is recommended for ages 12 and above. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

When Can I Go

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm

Saturday: 4pm

Where Do I Go

St Martin's Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ

By Tube- Leicester Square

By Bus-14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176.

St. Martin's Theatre

Latest customer reviews

  • Agatha Christie

    9 August 2018

    A must see production for any one who loves plays in there original form , great for all the family

    T Ogden Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 7 August 2018

    Funny, entertaining. Had us guessing till the end. visit to London not complete unless you've been to see the 'Mouse trap ' great for all the family

    Catherine O'Byrne Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A must see Agatha Christie

    4 August 2018

    Really enjoyed 'The Mousetrap' and it held you in suspense until the very end.

    Anne B. Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Perfection

    1 August 2018

    I absolutely loved it. I tried to purchase tickets for years. I will highly recommend it!

    Carmen Pinto Confirmed ticket purchaser