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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 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

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.

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

  • Birthday Present

    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

  • Fantastic timemachine!

    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