The Mousetrap Play, London

St. Martins Theatre, London


The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre is not so much a theatre production as a theatrical phenomenon. This historic production by has broken all box office records since it first opened in the West End in 1952 and has witnessed over 25,000 productions. It has been likened to Madame Tussaud's and the Changing of the Guard in terms of its cultural significance to the capital; a claim few can deny as it continues apace with no sign of old age through its 62nd Anniversary.

The synopsis follows the premise of trapping the protagonists of this thriller in a remote guest house called Monkswell Manor. The guest house is unavoidably snowed in when suddenly a murder is committed – thereby signalling that the murderer is among the guests. No one is what they seem. No one can get out. No one can contact the outside world.

Written by Agatha Christie (who predicted the production would run for a paltry eight months) The Mousetrap contains one of the most infamous plot twists ever penned in world dramaturgy and the audience are reminded at the beginning of the performance never to reveal a word to the outside world. If you want to know the secret of The Mousetrap, then like thousands of other theatre-goers, you will have to check availability and book your discounted tickets, click on the 'Book Now' button.

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Top cast members

Martin Behrman stars as Detective-Sergeant Trotter
Mark Carlisle stars as Major Metcalf
Elliot Chapman stars as Giles Ralston
Phoebe Fildes stars as Mollie Ralston
Jason Hall stars as Mr Paravicini
Rhys Warrington stars as Christopher Wren
Mary Keegan stars as Mrs Boyle
Millie Turner stars as Miss Casewell

Technical personnel

The Mousetrap was created by Agatha Christie

Group Booking

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Performance Times:

Monday - Saturday 7:30pm
Tuesday matinee: 3pm
Saturday matinee: 4pm

Additional Information

The audience is reminded not to reveal the twist of the plot outside of the theatre to allow continuation of one of London's proudest theatrical institutions.

Duration of Performance:

The performance runs for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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St.Martins Theatre

Travel Details

West St, London WC2H 9NZ

Nearby tube stations

Leicester Square: 2 minute walk
Tottenham Court Road: 5 minute walk
Covent Garden: 6 minute walk
Charing Cross (tube and mainline): 5 minute walk
Bus routes include: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

St Martin's Theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is Westminster City Council car park at Cambridge Circus. There is a NCP car park at Upper St Martin's Lane and the Q Park is Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR).

St.Martins Theatre London
West St, London WC2H 9NZ


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Theatre  Theatre
Booking Period  Booking Period
Until February 28, 2022
Cast Update  Cast Update
The cast of The Mousetrap (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
Musical by  Musical By
Author - Agatha Christie, Director - Peter Byrne, Producer - Mousetrap Productions Ltd
Detail  Detail
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for almost six decades. As it enters its 60th incredible year in November 2011, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. The Mousetrap first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre. During the phenomenal 60 year run there have been no fewer than 382 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 116 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 415 tons of ice cream sold. Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records - David Raven as the 'Most Durable Actor' for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy. And for the last 38 years, St Martin's Theatre has been the home of The Mousetrap - more than half of its record breaking run!

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