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The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is unique. It sets a new world record every day for the number of performances.  The 26,500th performance took place on Saturday 26th May 2016. For over 57 years The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production. On 25th November 2012, The Mousetrap celebrated its Diamond Anniversary – 60 Years. 

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. 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available.

Cast

From Monday 9th October 2017:

Sherry Baines as Mrs Boyle

Liam Jefford as Christopher Wren

George Evans as Detective-Sergeant Trotter

Benedick Blythe as Major Metcalf

Harriet Leitch as Miss Casewell

Jonathan Tafler as Mr Paravicini

Ed Pinker as Giles Ralston

Ellie Burrow as Mollie Ralston

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: 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

  • 23 January 2018

    This was my first actual play I have seen and went with my partner for his birthday and I was pleasantly surprised!! From the stage setting to the acting and more so to the story line. I thought I knew who it was from the beginning but was wrong, thouroughly enjoyed this production and would go again.

    Busybee212 Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Lack Lustre

    22 January 2018

    Mediocre play- obvious ending. deeply disappointed. Have seen better at my local amateur dramatic society although actors did try their best.

    B Chapman Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Play was fine; theatre was difficult!

    21 January 2018

    We stayed only through the first act, which was charming and engaging. (See info about theatre, below.)

    Patricia Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Pokey Theatre, Great Show

    20 January 2018

    The theatre had rather cramped seating but the show was well performed...although somewhat old-fashioned play, we enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Nicholas Lampkin Confirmed ticket purchaser