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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
- 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
12 December 2018
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
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
25 November 2018
A timeless classic. Worth going to see. Throughly enjoyed the experience!
Aimee Confirmed ticket purchaser
21 November 2018
Really enjoyed the play and it kept you guessing right to the end. And the killer was ......................pay to see and find out . Great
Pat woodroff Confirmed ticket purchaser
19 November 2018
Finally got to see the play and thoroughly enjoyed.
LB Confirmed ticket purchaser
Enjoyed it but show now feels dated
18 November 2018
Aart Dourleyn Confirmed ticket purchaser
12 November 2018
Not the most gripping play. I found it a tad boring unfortunately. On the positive side Christopher wren’s character was amusing
Unsatisfied Confirmed ticket purchaser
11 November 2018
The play was fun and rather quaint. Really enjoyed the show
Jean Confirmed ticket purchaser
The Mousetrap for the 5th time
2 November 2018
I saw this play in St Martin's Theatre the first time in 1975. I loved it then and still love it. This time I brought my youngest son to see it and he was as thrilled as I am. Very good actors and nice scenografi.
Marie-Helene Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 October 2018
If you like Agatha Christie then this is for you. Lovely theatre.
Disne Confirmed ticket purchaser
19 October 2018
A super all round performance by a very talented cast. Although all the individual characters were portrayed well, Joel Macey as Christopher Wren stood out with his vitality and humour in what was a serious drama. The climax of the drama was very well enacted. This performance was well worth travelling 150 mile to see. An excellent afternoon' entertainment.
Frank Confirmed ticket purchaser
A dream come true.
16 October 2018
An experience of a lifetime. May it run for generations to come
Dr shailendra vaishampayan Confirmed ticket purchaser
Very entertaining afternoon
10 October 2018
The Theatre added to the ambience of the play. Truly Agatha Christie with some, (what I think was added), modern humour. Great afternoon
Karen McPhun Confirmed ticket purchaser
3 October 2018
I have always loved Christie’s novels and this was once again a brilliant plot. The clothes and the room interior took you some 60 years back in time. The actors were funny and really good. Simply loved it!
Maria Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 October 2018
Comical yet darkly.
Gray Confirmed ticket purchaser
26 September 2018
This show is very dated. I don’t understand all the secrecy about who dunnit. It was very obvious.
Lacroix Confirmed ticket purchaser
26 September 2018
An old fashioned play, with good acting and plot. Recommend, especially for tourists
aubz Confirmed ticket purchaser
Buy last mi ute tickets for great deal
24 September 2018
Excellent. Quite witty with many funny moments.
Steve Hall Confirmed ticket purchaser
20 September 2018
The whole cast were great, especially Pheobe Fildes as Molly. Lovely theatre too.
Diana Mather Confirmed ticket purchaser
19 September 2018
Play was very good, lead you to try and work out the killer by dropping little hints throughout although neither of us had worked it out correctly. 10/10
Heather Confirmed ticket purchaser
18 September 2018
Seen for the second time. First seen over 30 years ago. Great as ever. Yes, a good night out.
Susan Smith Confirmed ticket purchaser
15 September 2018
Great show, Professional actors, Few laughs, and twists in the tale,
Sharon f Confirmed ticket purchaser
Lived up to expectations
14 September 2018
Has been on my 'to do list' for a long time. Well worth the wait. Loved it. Fabulous cast. Very clear. Beautiful small theatre.
Marion Confirmed ticket purchaser
14 September 2018
Stood the test of time. Thoroughly enjoyed the play.
Margo Confirmed ticket purchaser
12 September 2018
Good old fashioned entertainment.
Rose Confirmed ticket purchaser
11 September 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the play and the theatre fits the plot the brilliant. Well recommended
Mextaxa365 Confirmed ticket purchaser
11 September 2018
I have been coming to London for over 40 years and going to The Mousetrap is something I always intended to do but there was invariably another play close to the end of a run to see. Now having been to The Mousetrap this week I just have to travel down the Nile and climb Everest! I love a good old fashioned whodunnit and I was not disappointed. Very entertaining. I highly recommend it
Pinkpic11 Confirmed ticket purchaser
Really good show
7 September 2018
Well worth going to see.
Sue McAleese Confirmed ticket purchaser
7 September 2018
Not the most exciting play you’ll ever see, but good entertainment. I’d definitely recommend it, if you’re into classicals.
Isa Confirmed ticket purchaser
7 September 2018
Matt Deacon Confirmed ticket purchaser
6 September 2018
Mr Wren and Mrs Boyle were brilliant
sree Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 August 2018
A first class whitty performance in an amazing theatre.
DJF Confirmed ticket purchaser
Fantastic, captivating cast.
23 August 2018
Glad I finally got around to seeing the longest running show in theatre, despite this it was not tired but brilliantly acted by an enthusiastic cast. Great twist which I didn't see coming coming, superb.
Ian Nixon Confirmed ticket purchaser
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
1 August 2018
I absolutely loved it. I tried to purchase tickets for years. I will highly recommend it!
Carmen Pinto Confirmed ticket purchaser
1 August 2018
Fun to try and guess the murderer in the intermission. None of my group got the right answer. Nostalgic setting and brilliant acting. Julie
Julie Confirmed ticket purchaser
30 July 2018
Wonderful evening in a beautiful theatre with fantastic staff. Play was captivating. Perfect night out.
Nigel & Clare Confirmed ticket purchaser
29 July 2018
Although this was a brilliant play, it was sometimes hard to hear some of the actors. Hearing what is said is crucial in this play. Either the actors need to speak up or sone microphones are needed.
Mo Confirmed ticket purchaser
My First Mousetrap
19 July 2018
We booked in advance for seats in the Dress Circle F5 and F6 which transpired to be the back row. Unfortunately three tall Asian men sat immediately in front and we could only see the back of their heads. We moved after the 1st Act which was much better. My wife has partial hearing and was unable to get the loop system working well which she subsequently abandoned. The bar open only 10 minutes before curtain because the staff we running late so we found an alternative place for an aperitif. The speech of the younger lady lead actor was often muffled and hesitant as if she had forgotten he lines. The other actors were competent in their roles and the conclusion, surprising and enjoyable
Mike Angell Confirmed ticket purchaser
Excellent. Bucket list must
18 July 2018
Enjoyed it. One item checked off my wife's bucket list!
William L Confirmed ticket purchaser
16 July 2018
So enjoyed our visit to The Mousetrap on Saturday 14th July 18, from the moment we arrived everything was so professional, from front of house, to the amazing cast, the acting was brillant and kept everyone guessing right to the end. Loved the small but well kept theatre. Well done everyone.
Toonangel 9 Confirmed ticket purchaser
15 July 2018
Theatre is well run. View good but seats in Upper Circle not great for big folk! Bar was good and affordable wine. Overall, a pleasant experience.
AB Confirmed ticket purchaser
13 July 2018
Very well acted...lovely set.
Rosi Confirmed ticket purchaser
Should not be missed!
8 July 2018
This classic continues to delight and intrigue. Do not overlook The Mousetrap!
Carolyn & Benton Confirmed ticket purchaser
Worth waiting for!
4 July 2018
I finally got to St Martin’s Theatre after 30 years of ‘almost’ & ‘maybe’ ... We were highly entertained ... the Cast was wonderful, the theatre is a gem and, of course Agatha’s Tale is timeless! I highly recommend The Mousetrap for a good old fashioned and honest evening of theatre.
Donnadh Ryan Confirmed ticket purchaser
4 July 2018
Kept us guessing all the way through
London visitor Confirmed ticket purchaser