Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap', opened in the West End on the 25th November 1952, which means it has been running for over 50 years making it the world's longest running play - an incredible achievement for any play and one that the producers are rightly proud of. In the course of the first 50 years, according to the programme notes, over 10 million people have seen the show and over 395 tons of ice cream have been sold!So what is the show's success? Part of it has to do with the fame of...
Agatha Christie's legendary 'whodunit' is still delighting and thrilling audiences in London's West End, as the show enters its 70th record-breaking year on stage. The Mousetrap tickets are available on London Theatre now.
A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside 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. A cracking yarn and an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!
Running at the St. Martin's Theatre since 1974, the original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and has since been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries around the world.
Agatha Christie became a Dame of the British Empire in 1971; her books have sold billions of copies around the world - more than any other author, after The Bible. She died on the 12th January 1976 aged 85 after giving the rights to the stage play to her nine-year old grandson Mathew Prichard.
The play was originally produced by Peter Saunders who handed over responsibility for the show in 1994 to Mousetrap Productions, under the management of Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.
Visitors from all over the world watch The Mousetrap each week and become part of the historic story of the show, keeping the secret of the plot.
Tickets to The Mousetrap are available now. Book your The Mousetrap tickets on London Theatre today.
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2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval
May 17th, 2021
January 28th, 2023
June 1st, 2021
January 28th, 2023
St. Martin's Theatre
Recommended age 7+ and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cast and creative
By: Agatha Christie
Director: Ian Talbot
Producer: Mousetrap Productions
Cast list: Nicole Agada, Daniel Fraser, Elliot Clay, Nicola Blackman, Damien Matthews, Sarah Moss, Philip Voyzey, Sam Ebenezer, Essie Barrow, Stefan Gough, Jason Hall, Pamela Hardman, Clive Marlowe, Phoebe Newlan, Richard Parnwell, Ben Riddle
Costume: Janet Hudson Holt
Latest Mousetrap News & Features
The Mousetrap continues its record-breaking West End run at the St. Martin's Theatre as it extends through to the New Year. The Mousetrap tickets are available for performances to 28 Jan. 2023, and The Mousetrap tickets are on sale now. The Agatha Christie drama sees a group of hotel guests interrogated by police after a suspected killer is in their midsts. Throughout the show, shady characters reveal their pasts to finally uncover the murderer amongst them. The Mousetrap in London turns 70 this...
An all-star cast will reopen The Mousetrap at St. Martin's Theatre next month, continuing its record-breaking West End run. The Mousetrap will resume performances from 17 May, the day that theatres can reopen with socially distanced audiences.Two casts for The Mousetrap have been announced for initial performances to 11 July, with further casting for performances from 11 July to be named.The Mousetrap producer Adam Spiegel said: "The production is an enduring symbol of London theatre and I hope...
The Mousetrap's reopening at St. Martin's Theatre has been postponed, it was announced today. The world's longest-running show was due to recommence performances from 23 October 2020, however the reopening date has been pushed back, with future performance dates to be confirmed.If you have booked for The Mousetrap with LondonTheatre.co.uk, our customer services team will be in touch.Speaking about the show's postponement, Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap said: "In view of the current...
UPDATE: Performances of The Mousetrap are now postponed. For more information, read here.Ahead of The Mousetrap reopening at St. Martin's Theatre next month, two casts have been announced for the production. The casts will be kept together in Covid-secure bubbles, allowing performances of The Mousetrap to continue if an actor shows symptoms.Performances of The Mousetrap will recommence from October 23, continuing the show's record-breaking run as the world's longest-running production.The first...
UPDATE: Performances of The Mousetrap are now postponed. For more information, read here.The world's longest-running theatrical production, The Mousetrap, is planning to reopen in the West End on 23 October, in time for its 68th anniversary.The planned reopening assumes that phase four of the UK Government's roadmap is in place by October. This phase allows indoor performances with a limited audience. The Mousetrap plans to comply by enforcing one-metre social distancing for the audience,...