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

The Mousetrap tickets from £19.50

Tickets from £19.50

Overview

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 for ages 12+

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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: 22 Jun 2018
Booking until: 05 Jan 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Saturday 23 Jun 20184:00pm7:30pm
Monday 25 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 20183:00pm7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 28 Jun 20183:00pm7:30pm
Friday 29 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 30 Jun 20184:00pm--

Location and map

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

93 Reviews Add review

I love reading Agatha Christie. This is the second time I’ve seen the play. Love it. A classic traditional whodunnit.

dickymail121 6'0, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I love reading Agatha Christie. This is the second time I’ve seen the play. Love it. A classic traditional whodunnit.

dickymail121 6'0, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed the show. It starts off slow and towards the end it becomes easy to predict the outcome. It's still enjoyable nonetheles... More

rochellemackenziemcqueen 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I enjoyed the show. It starts off slow and towards the end it becomes easy to predict the outcome. It's still enjoyable nonetheless.

rochellemackenziemcqueen 14 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 15 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 disappointed. I feel time is running out for the show, although the acting is very good, the plot is very simple (I guess correctly who the murderer was during the break). The show is very dated. However this is probably the cheapest show in the West End to see, however personally I say it's best giving this show a miss as there are better shows out there to see.

solloredo 15 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), 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Excellent, old fashioned 'whodunnit' play! I would thoroughly recommend. It's the longest running show in London so worth seeing for that alone! :)

chriswilliams 5'10" (about 180cm), 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

'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

'The Mousetrap' is the longest running show in London and is certainly an enjoyable show. Based on the tradition of the show, I can't reveal the twists and turns of the show but is an enjoyable evening. The only issue I had was that at times the pace felt a little slow, but was still enjoyable - with more comedic moments than I expected.

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely loved The Mousetrap and was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was. A real institution in that is has been running fo... More

shazzap 5" 7, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely loved The Mousetrap and was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was. A real institution in that is has been running for 60 years now and at this specific theatre since the early 70's. Fantastic acting. The set was great. A must see!

shazzap 5" 7, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was excellent and lasts exactly for 2 hours. We arrived 20 minutes late but we fortunately missed the part where characte... More

pouffie 174, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was excellent and lasts exactly for 2 hours. We arrived 20 minutes late but we fortunately missed the part where characters were being introduced. The staff was very kind and let us in through the backdoor.

pouffie 174, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What a delightful show! Look up little known facts about the play before you go, such as the longevity of the show, the oldest pr... More

wendyfields 5'6", 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What a delightful show! Look up little known facts about the play before you go, such as the longevity of the show, the oldest prop still on stage, and (eventual) movie rights. This was simply entertaining.

wendyfields 5'6", 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really didn't expect to enjoy this show given how long it's been on stage but I was surprised by how fun and interesting it was. A... More

emmabrookes 5"6, 71 reviews, 39 helpful votes

Really didn't expect to enjoy this show given how long it's been on stage but I was surprised by how fun and interesting it was. A solid little show that was funnier than I expected it to be with decent performances.

emmabrookes 5"6, 71 reviews, 39 helpful votes