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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.


Liz Elvin as Mrs Boyle

William Findley as Giles Ralston

Russell Floyd as Major Metcalf 

Mathew Foster as Sergeant Trotter

Malcolm James as Mr Paravicini

Joel Macey as Christopher Wren

Arabella Neale as Miss Casewell

Emily Plumtree as Mollie Ralston



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.

Performance Times

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

  • mousetrap

    12 December 2018

    excellent denouement

    michael hilton Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Finally saw the Mousetrap

    7 December 2018

    Really good show got the old grey cells working overtime. Also had a seat upgrade a very enjoyable couple of hours.

    Jim W Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The Mousetrap

    5 December 2018

    Excellent play,thoroughly enjoyed it. Kept you entrigued throughout All the actors played their roles well Would recommend seeing it to my friends who haven’t as yet

    Maureen Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Colourful, clear, and full of clues....(or not....)

    30 November 2018

    I went to see The Mousetrap with minor misgivings, because it is `old` and I am not an Agatha Christie novel fan. I was pleasantly surprised. Concise, clear, amusing characters. (Of their time, but hey, we are all of our time!) Clean acting and direction - all so clear. Laughs. And the plot? As convincing as a plot like that can be. And being written by a novelist, and a great one at that, the play allowed its characters to talk to each other. I mean really talk! I was feeling unwell - but the matinee lit up my day.

    D F Confirmed ticket purchaser