Overview

Times

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Duration

2h20, including interval

Age

7+

Accessibility

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Location

St Martins Theatre

Address
West Street
Soho
London
WC2H 9NZ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7836 1443

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About

Head to St Martin's Theatre to see the world's longest running play, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. Follow the fates of seven complete strangers as they become involved in a murder mystery. 

One of the most popular shows in the West End, The Mousetrap first performed in London in 1952 and has kept millions of people on the edge of their seats for the past 70 years. Will you be able to solve the mystery?

What is The Mousetrap about?

The cast of The Mousetrap, a play by Agatha Christie, look at the camera daringly with Sgt Trotter at the front pointing the finger at the camera.

An Agatha Christie's masterpiece, The Mousetrap is a classic murder mystery that takes place in a remote English country house hotel during a snowstorm. The hotel owners and their guests are shocked when Detective Sergeant Trotter turns up and tells them that a murderer is coming to the hotel. But it seems the murderer has already arrived when one of the guests is found dead! Guests and stafff alike become potential suspects, some of whom are seen hiding, possibly planning their escape, or trying to answer the most important question of all. The question many have tried to answer for years, and perhaps one of the best kept secrets of London's West End: Whodunnit?  

The Mousetrap was written by Agatha Christie, the queen of the crime fiction and creator of some of the greatest detectives in literature. Expect the usual twists, turns and double-bluffs as the audience tries to work out which character is responsible for the murder. The play was originally written for the BBC as a short story entitled Three Blind Mice for Queen Mary's 80th birthday. Agatha Christie adapted the story for the stage and The Mousetrap was born in 1952, running in the West End for a few months, before captivating audiences from all around the world for many decades.  

Gay Soper portrays Mrs Doyle in The Mousetrap in London, standing in the living room where a portrait hangs over the chimney.

There is no kiss and tell in this show, and that is probably the recipe for success. After the show, you'll be asked to keep the identity of the murderer a secret, so that the play remains a mystery to others. After more than 70 years in London's West End, this classic murder mystery still keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

The suspects and cast of The Mousetrap

Since The Mousetrap had its opening night more than 450 actors and actresses have walked the iconic stage of Ambassador's Theatre and, from 1974, the St Martin's Theatre. 

Rachel Summers portrays Mollie Ralston in a blue dress, looking anxiously into the camera while holding the telephone.

Rachel Summers (Bleak Expectations) plays Mollie Ralston, a newlywed who has just inherited Monkswell Manor, and opens it as a guest house with her husband. Her reasons for opening the family home to the public remain mysterious. Her husband, Giles Ralston, is played by Christopher Bonwell (Bad Jews, In Praise of Love).

Joshua Glenister (Witness for the Prosecution) plays the role of Christopher Wren, a flamboyant personality with a sometimes inappropriate sense of humour that can be nerve-wracking in a murder case.

Gay Soper (Les Miserables, Crazy for You) plays Mrs Boyle, a strong-willed old lady who refuses to compromise. 

Miles Richardson (Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, Witness for the Prosecution) plays Major Metcalf, a man who seems a little too forward when he offers his help to the hotel owners trying to cope with a snowstorm.

Major Metcalf, played by Miles Richardson in The Mousetrap, wears a tweed suit, holds a brown hat and looks sideways suspiciously.

Jessica Temple (Patriots, Merchant of Venice) plays Miss Casewell, who is staying at the manor on a business trip and is unwilling to discuss anything personal with the other guests.

Sebastien Torkia (Rock Follies, Matilda the Musical) plays Mr Paravicini, a gentleman portraying him as if from another era and enjoying the uncertainty that seems to unfold at the manor. 

George Hannigan (The Comedy About A Bank Robbery) investigate the murder case as Detective Sgt.Trotter, a man keen to makes its mark and solve the case.

Please note that the cast is subject to change.

How can I buy tickets for The Mousetrap?

Book tickets to see The Mousetrap with Visit London. View a seating plan to pick where to sit and watch the longest-running play. 

Ticket prices can be seen when viewing the seating map.

How long is the show?

The Mousetrap is two hours and 20 minutes long, including an interval.

What time is the evening show?

Evening performances usually take place at 7.30pmfrom Mondays to Saturdays.

On which days are there matinees performances?

The Mousetrap matinees usually take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm – although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.

Where is the play performing?

The Mousetrap is showing at St Martin's Theatre, located on West Street.

How to get there:

  • Tube: Leicester Square and Covent Garden stations are the closest (Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Northern lines). 
  • Bus: You can catch the following buses which stop at Cambridge Circus: 14, 24, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41 and N279.
  • Cycling: Rent a Santander bike and head towards Moor Street in Soho where you can find bike docks. 

Is there any age restriction?

The play is recommended for anyone aged seven and above. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What other shows can I watch in London? 

Attend trial in a London courtroom in true Agatha Christie's style with Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall, or don't miss the classic story of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre

Prices

Adult Ticket From £29.75 per ticket