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The Mousetrap

If, somehow, you haven’t heard of it, The Mousetrap is a play by the internationally adored queen of mystery Agatha Christie (her work is more widely read than Shakespeare’s). It is the longest continuously running show of all time, celebrating its sixtieth anniversary back in 2012. But The Mousetrap is not just a classic; the supremely entertaining murder mystery play is a West End institution and its stupendous success has made it a fundamental part of the experience of visiting or living in London.

The story takes place in the Great Hall of Monkswell Manor, recently converted to a guesthouse by Mollie and Giles Ralston. When a snow storm hits and the Ralstons and their guests are snowed in, they come together to read the newspaper and discover that a woman has been murdered in London. But is the perpetrator of this horrible crime closer than they think?

A testament to Christie’s extraordinary talent, The Mousetrap sparks people’s imaginations within minutes, with the action inviting audiences to suspect everyone and the plot so cunningly contrived that it leaves people guessing until the very end.

The Mousetrap is an indelible part of theatre history and has now been playing at London’s impressive St Martin’s Theatre for over forty years. It is not to be missed.

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

Bag searches will also be carried out.


Cast from Monday 21st November 2016:  

Karen Archer as Mrs Boyle

Simon Haines as Christopher

Wren Jamie Hutchins as Detective-Sergeant Trotter

Christopher Knott as Major Metcalf

Hannah Lee as Miss Casewell

Simon Roberts as Mr Paravicini

Tom Rooke as Giles Ralston

Kirsten Hazel Smith as Mollie Ralston

Directed by Hugh Ross

When Can I Go

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Tuesday: 3pm

Saturday: 4pm


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

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

  • Absolute Agatha

    18 August 2017

    Attended the matinee performance. The theatre is very quaint and perfect for the show. We were in the dress circle, middle aisle, 2nd row and could see really well. The show is classic Agatha Christie, with all characters implicated and yet you're kept guessing right to the end as to "who dunnit". Loved it.

    Shell Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Very Enjoyable

    17 August 2017

    Our last night in London and we decided to see a show. Mousetrap had been recommended to us so we got tickets. Our whole family loved it. The best moment for me came when immediately after my 13 year old said that it was a "good last night spent in London."

    Last night in London Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The Mousetrap

    16 August 2017

    So I attended the 26,993 rd performance - a 3p.m. matinee. The theatre was almost full and quite a few Americans were in the audience. I've been wanting to see this play for years and finally achieved it. So we are introduced into the world of Monkswell Manor. A young married couple are trying to make a go of the place as a hotel. A blizzard is raging outside. Some odd characters turn up to stay and thus the mystery begins. The London Evening Standard and the radio inform us that a woman has been strangled in London and this all weaves into the plot. It transpires that there were 3 children at a nearby farm who were treated abysmally. They had been sent there to be fostered. One died. In true Christie style the story interweaves and taunted by the rhyme - 3 blind mice - a clue left by the murderer in London - people start to slowly reveal things about themselves as they develop suspicions about each other. Mrs. Boyle was the magistrate who sent the children to the couple at the farm. Mollie Ralston, the would be hotelier, was a teacher from whom one of the children sought help. The woman murdered in London was the farmer's wife who had badly treated the children. Then there is the strange Italian gentleman , Paravicini, who claims his car has overturned in a snow drift. There is also a neurotic young man, Christopher Wren and the often silent but solid Major Metcalf. During a power cut Mrs. Boyle is strangled. Throw into the pot, Sergeant Trotter who arrives on skis to investigate the murder..... The current cast give a good performance of this theatre stalwart but by mid Act two I had worked out who the murderer was. I was right. I''d give the show 8/10. It is dated because of its setting and I did feel that I was watching an amateur performance at some local AmDram group. It's a museum piece and that perhaps adds to its charms. I enjoyed it but it didn't quite have the edge of a Poirot case!

    Geoff Salt Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • First rate

    16 August 2017

    Great acting and staging, fun and very functional set, terrible leg room and overall seating. Very uncomfortable in the balcony. But I loved the show-I directed it 7 years ago and loved to revisit!

    Robert B. Hibbard Confirmed ticket purchaser

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