St Martin's Theatre
West Street
London, WC2H 0DP
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Opened: 25 Mar 1974
Booking from: 24 Jan 2017
Booking until: 06 Jan 2018
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

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  • emz100 5"4 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Mousetrap, 14th January 2017
    The show was really good, actors superb, set well done. I would recommend.
    Sat in Stalls B9
    Enough leg room for me (5ft 4). Good view of all the stage with the exception of the tall person's head sitting in front of me, but this didn't bother me too much. Close enough to see the actors facial expressions.
    B9 Stalls - St Martin's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls B9
  • leefeldman 7 reviews 3 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Mousetrap, 17th December 2016
    THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN. Absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED every minute of it. The show went much too fast. We were lucky enough to see one of the actors outside [the husband] who was so humble and kind and it just topped off a perfect night.
    Sat in Stalls H3
    These were brilliant seats with a lovely view!
  • HanE 5"7 female 19 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Mousetrap, 10th December 2016
    The set was good and it was clever how all the scenes took place in the same room in the house. The clever murder mystery element had you thinking throughout the show who the murderer could be. The actors were brilliant.
    Sat in Stalls A3
    I could see the whole stage. One had to look up throughout the show as the stage is quite high. The seats were comfortable. The legroom was sufficient.
  • pouffie 174 female 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Mousetrap, 26th March 2016
    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.
    Sat in Stalls D15
    I was thoroughly looking to buy the best seats for the Mousetraps. The whole of row C was already taken, so I ended up taking seats 15 and 16 from row D. They both turned out great! Great view on the scene and the actors. Not too close either and we didn't have to raise our heads during the whole show. The only inconvenience was that I had a tall person in front of me. For that reason, I would suggest anyone to get seats in the middle of row C: you have all the advantages of row D and you only have 2 rows of people in front of you. Row D makes a great alternative though. I would not recommend going any further behind.
    D15 Stalls - St Martin's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls D15
The simple set up and staging mean there’s not much advantage to being able to take in the whole stage. Sit in the central Stalls or Circle to get the best view of the actor’s expressions and feel involved in the action.
St Martin's Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
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.

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.
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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.