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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.

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.

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

  • 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

  • WOW PERFORMANCE

    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

  • Good fun!

    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