The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre tickets
The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre tickets

The Mousetrap tickets from £21.50

Tickets from £21.50


Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a West End institution, having been performed continuously in the West End since 1952 it has earned the title of the world’s longest running show.

Young couple Mollie and Giles Ralston have set up a country guest house at their home, Monkswell Manner, and are expecting their first guests when it is announced that there has been a grizzly murder nearby. The guests and their hosts become snowed in but a detective is sent on skis to investigate as Monkswell is suspected to be the site of the killer’s next murder. With all the characters behaving shiftily there is no shortage of suspects in this, the ultimate whodunnit, as after all, who is setting up a mouse trap?

Christie is said to have drawn on the real life case of a boy Dennis O’Neil, who died in the care of foster parents, in Shropshire as inspiration for the play’s storyline. The play began life as a radio play called Three Blind Mice, with the name later being changed to The Mousetrap.

Agatha Christie is possibly the world’s most famous crime writer, having written over 60 murder mysteries and created the iconic characters of Poirot and Miss Marple.

As you’d expect from a show that’s been running so long it can feel like a bit of a blast from the past however regular cast changes ensure the material is kept fresh. Part of the joy of a trip to see The Mousetrap is feeling like you’re becoming part of history as each night a wooden sign displays what number performance this is for this record breaking show (and makes the perfect back drop for a photo op!) and of course there is the famous twist which, in traditional style, the cast ask you to keep secret at the end.

The Mousetrap is one of London's top theatre tickets, and is a must see for any theatre-lover.

Recommended for

Fans of Agatha Christie will want to complete their appreciation of her work by taking a trip to see this, her only stage play. If you’re after a quintessentially British experience or a taste of times gone by then this is the show for you. Don't miss out the opportunity to buy great The Mousetrap tickets now.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+. No under 5's.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 25 Mar 1974
Press night: 24 Mar 1975
Booking from: 12 Dec 2018
Booking until: 05 Oct 2019

Next available performances

Thursday 13 Dec 20183:00pm7:30pm
Friday 14 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 15 Dec 20184:00pm7:30pm
Monday 17 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 18 Dec 20183:00pm7:30pm
Wednesday 19 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 20 Dec 20183:00pm--

Location and map

St Martin's Theatre
West Street
London, WC2H 0DP

196 Reviews Add review

A dated but classic murder mystery by the legendary Agatha Christie. I didn’t see the show back in the 60s, of course, but it didn... More

AlexPhillips 171cm, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I enjoyed the show. It's nice to see something that's been going for 66 years. The set suited the era and what you would expect fr... More

rebeccas3 1 review, 0 helpful votes

theresaschick 179cm, 67 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was brilliant, the acting top notch and I would happily recommend this show to a friend.

vladat 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I couldn’t possibly tell you, it’s a secret! Performance 27546. There were people of all ages in attendance and everyone loved it.

julierickwood 5' 6", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Was wanting to see this show considering it the world's longest running show I thought it must be good, however I left a little di... More

solloredo 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent, old fashioned 'whodunnit' play! I would thoroughly recommend. It's the longest running show in London so worth seeing f... More

chriswilliams 5'10" (about 180cm), 10 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery, still entertaining after 66 years. Suspect everyone.

rachellambert 5"3, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

'The Mousetrap' is the longest running show in London and is certainly an enjoyable show. Based on the tradition of the show, I ca... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes