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The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's phenomenon The Mousetrap playing at the St. Martin's Theatre, now in its 65th year.

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.

What Is The Mousetrap About? 

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available.


From Monday 23rd April 2018:

Martin Behrman as Detective-Sergeant Trotter

Mark Carlisle as Major Metcalf

Elliot Chapman as Giles Ralston

Phoebe Fildes as Mollie Ralston

Jason Hall as Mr Paravicini

Mary Keegan as Mrs Boyle

Millie Turner as Miss Casewell

Rhys Warrington as Christopher Wren

Directed by Hugh Ross


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 & 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

  • Exciting

    24 May 2018

    Gripping. Exciting. Historical experience to see a show with the longest run I have ever been to! Entertaining. Fun.

    Amita Desai Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 23 May 2018

    Great show. Highly recommended !

    c Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Glimpse into the past

    23 May 2018

    As an experience of theatre as it used to be, the Mousetrap is a fantastic glimpse into days gone by, but be warned! A static stage, no changes throughout the performance, no gimmicks and a dialogue-heavy script: boredom threatened. If you are a fan of Christie's whodunnits, the Mousetrap doesn't fail to deliver and the cast deliver the play enthusiastically.

    VG Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A step back in time

    22 May 2018

    I first saw this play over 40 years ago and in some ways it seems fresher now than it did then. The performers did very well with what is, let’s face it, an antiquated script. I took some German visitors whose English is pretty reasonable and who enjoy anything to do with Agatha Christie. It was perfect for then, the pace is slow and the vocabulary simple so they were able to follow it easily. They loved it.

    JW Confirmed ticket purchaser