Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest running show in the world, which has been suspended since the pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres in March 2020 – is to re-open in the West End on Monday 17 May 2021.
Two sets of casts – comprising Olivier Award winners and highly acclaimed stars of TV and film – will come together for the iconic thriller as it re-opens at the St. Martin’s Theatre on the day that Stage 3 in the Government’s “Road Map” to ease restrictions across society comes in to effect.
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?
The Mousetrap will celebrate 70 years in London in 2022. It has been performed 28,200 times in London and sold over 10 million tickets. To celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2002, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended a special Gala performance.
1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.
2 hours 20 minutes including 20-minute interval
Good To Know
Please note there will no longer be access to a cloakroom at this theatre.
Bag searches will also be carried out.
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The voucher will be checked and/or scanned upon entry.
What Should I Expect
Steps taken to make the venue COVID Secure.
To help ease the movement around the theatre each level now has its own separate entrance:
- For the Stalls and Boxes A&B the entrance is to the left of the main doors.
- For the Dress Circle and Boxes C&D the entrance is through the main doors.
- For the Upper Circle the entrance is to the right of the main doors.
Changes you will notice in and around the theatre when you visit:
A few hours before you arrive at the theatre you will be asked to self-certify that you and no members of your party have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
We have introduced 100% contactless tickets. When entering the auditorium please display your e-ticket to a member of staff for scanning.
- Your temperature will be taken before you enter the theatre.
- Contactless bag searches will be in operation.
- Once inside the auditorium the reduced capacity will become evident and you will notice that no customer bubbles will be seated within one metre of each other.
- We ask that all customers wear face masks throughout the performance.
- A one-way system will be in operation around sections of the venue. Please observe the signage as you move around the theatre.
- Drinks, programmes and merchandise can be ordered from your phone, and will be delivered to your seat. See the tab at the top of your e-ticket for more information.
- Please arrive in plenty of extra time to allow for social distancing whilst taking your seat.
- Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the theatre - please use these on entering the theatre, and throughout your visit.
- The Cloakroom will not be open so please do not bring bulky items that cannot be kept with you.
- And finally, if you are feeling unwell we ask that you stay at home. You can contact the Box Office to rearrange your booking exchange free of charge, no quibbles, up to 24 hours before your booked performance – email email@example.com.
If you feel unwell whilst on site, please contact a member of staff who will provide assistance.
Other things that are taking place at theatre:
We will be undergoing extensive cleaning between performances
Backstage we have made some changes too. or the first time we will have two alternating 8-member casts, which will minimise the chance of us having to cancel any performances and our backstage crew will also be working in bubbles and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
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