Recommended for ages 12 and over.
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The Mousetrap, a classic tale of mystery, drama and crime
It’s a murder mystery that’s been thrilling theatre audiences for sixty years or so and it’s as popular as ever. More than ten million of us have thrilled to Agatha Christie’s classic tale since it opened in the late ‘50s and it’s just as gripping as ever. Expect a perfect balance between poignant moments and comic relief, with totally convincing stage sets.
The Mousetrap – The story
It’s winter. Five guests turn up at a rural hotel and are soon completely snowed in. A policeman turns up to warn the guests there’s a murderer on the run in the area. The guests are investigated one by one and a trap is eventually laid to reveal the murderer.
The Mousetrap – Delighting audiences on stage since 1957
The best thing about The Mousetrap is the fact that nobody who has seen the show reveals the killer – an amazing feat after almost sixty years on stage - so unless you see it yourself, you’ll never find out!
This superb vintage whodunnit comes from the pen of world famous mystery writer Agatha Christie and it’s jam packed with thrills and spills. It’s a musical that consciously avoids big name actors to keep the show fresh, and one cast member managed to notch up more than 4,500 performances.
The recorded voice of Deryck Guyler, the show’s radio bulletin announcer, is the same voice that graced the first ever showing. Despite the story’s age and fame, you’ll have a fantastic time trying to unravel the plot as the suspense holds the audience in a tight grasp from start to finish. The mysterious hotel is portrayed vividly on stage and is guaranteed to have you sitting on the edge of your seat as the intrigue unfolds.
Entertaining ten million theatre goers so far…and counting!
Agatha Christie never imagined The Mousetrap would last so long on the stage. She predicted it would be over in eight months. It’s strange to realise that Winston Churchill was Prime Minister when the show first took to the stage, and today it’s the longest-running show in British theatre, a classic that just keeps on giving. Oddly enough, the show never migrated to the silver screen and there’s no Mousetrap the movie. Why? The producers are determined to preserve the mystery and keep the story exclusively for theatre audiences.
The Mousetrap theatre tickets
We are delighted to provide excellent seat and ticket availability and we have a wide range of seat options, including premium and full price tickets as well as discount The Moustrap tickets, covering the full range of prices to meet every budget.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (69%)
At times it was difficult/not possible to hear what was being said because they used their quite voice and were not facing the audience
Reviewed on 14 November 2019 by Roger, Calgary, Canada
Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by Daniel, Stirling, Australia
My partner and I enjoyed the show. It was one that we had meaning to come and see for years and we were not disappointed. Seats in the dress circle not too bad but not a lot of legroom. On the whole though a great afternoon.
Reviewed on 06 November 2019 by Lynne, Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by Laurent, Marbella, Spain
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Jose Luis, Madrid, Spain
Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by Susan, Krambach, Australia
Worth the wait - really looked forward to it and no disappointment at all. Cast, atmosphere and plot - great!
Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by Rishendran, Bridgeman Downs, Australia
The Mousetrap is performed in a lovely and quaint little theatre, the show a must-see for all fans of theatre history and whodunits.
Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by Dap, Hilversum, Netherlands
Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by Leanda, Coffs Harbour, Australia
Even for not native speakers understandable. I needed a few minutes to come into the language but after that i could follow the story very well. It was a pleasure to see The Mousetrap.
Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by Constanze, Hohberg, Germany
Great show, a good combination of suspense, humour and the classic who done it. Can understand why it’s been a success for 67 years.
Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by Kay, Saltash, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by Tia, North Lambton, Australia
Really intriguing plot and truly well performed for the price!
Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by Margaux, Torino, Italy
Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by Anthony, Liverpool, United Kingdom
I had seen Mouse many years ago and couldn’t remember who did it, the show was as good as ever the sets and costumes were spot on and looked new and suited the ears the play was set in. Thoroughly enjoyed the show again and now I know who did it
Reviewed on 14 August 2019 by Warren, Stockton, Australia
Very good and interesting play
Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Roberto, Mexico City, United Kingdom
The whole experience was delightful from start to finish. The acting/actors were supberb, as were the set, lighting and music. I just loved it from start to finish. Besides, how can you not want to see the worlds longest running play!
Reviewed on 04 August 2019 by Theresa, Dundalk, Ireland
This is a classic show and should be seen before (heaven forbid) it is replaced for something else! - Theatre is amazing, - like stepping back in time. Beautifully maintained with old fashioned boxes for the gentry, lavish colours and fantastic woodwork. Obviously looked after with a passion. Give it a whirl. You will not be dissapointed!
Reviewed on 15 July 2019 by David, Padeswood, Mold, United Kingdom
everything about this play was brilliant! The acting was phenominal. Bravo cast! Loved it.
Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by L, Longjumeau, France
I waited a long time to see this play and l wasn't disappointed. It was a well acted, typical Christie thriller. Fascinating to the end. Thank you.
Reviewed on 02 July 2019 by Patricia, Peebleshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by Anthony, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by Tahia, E Brunswick, United States Of America
My second visit in 45 years. Thought it was great the second time too!
Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by Kyle, Clayfield, Australia
Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by Yuriy, Brooklyn, United States Of America
Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by Belinda, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
I felt like I was transported back in time and it was so amazing being able to see one of Agatha Christie's books come to life better than that TV show!!
Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by Eva, Salem, United States Of America
Kept us guessing right to the end Well acted.
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Lesley, Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by Sylvie, Saint-viance, France
Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by Pamela, Perth, United Kingdom
Entertainment, intriguing, keeps you focused to follow the play
Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by Claire, Worcester, United Kingdom
the begining was slow. then second half is more dynamic
Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by Nadine, Vincenes, France
Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by Deborah, Truro, United Kingdom
As a long standing fan of Agatha Christie I booked tickets for my birthday to watch the Mousetrap with my son Chris. We both through my enjoyed the play and would recommend it to everyone.
Reviewed on 04 April 2019 by Jan, Pontyclun, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by Alan, Bedlington, United Kingdom
Good show, easy to watch, good acting.
Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Ann, Kettering, United Kingdom
You just have go see it!!! And remember not to break the secret!!
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Lisa, Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed the show very much
Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by Paula, Toronto, Canada
A good old fashioned who done it. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Kept me guessing to the end.
Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by Melissa, Wirral, United Kingdom
Disapppointed to find theatre doors do not open for pre theatre drinks. Significant numbers of visitorsto the show in then crowded coffee shop opposite on a rainy cold night. The theatre was very atmospheric. The show was brilliant. Even if you thought you had worked out who did it the villain was a complete surprise. Would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed on 12 March 2019 by Elfriede Anne, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by Patrick, Dublin 5, Ireland
Would definiely recommend for any Agatha Christie fan. Very enjoyable and a classic twist ending!
Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by Hannah, Astley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Jean Francois, London, United Kingdom
Brilliant plot kept me guessing from beginning to end as to who dunnit. If you like loud fast moving theatre then this is not for you. Takes you back to a different era, the actors were all so professional and polished. It’s what I expected but enjoyed it far more than I thought I would. I had not looked up any information about the show and was glad l hadn’t, it made the story far more exciting.
Reviewed on 18 February 2019 by Sarah, Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by Emily, Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by Richard, Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by Romain, Besançon, France
Everyone should see this at least once the cast were absolutely well cast and fabulous .saw this also in Australia this was better.
Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by Patricia, Huntingdon Cambs, United Kingdom
Good story , acting was brilliant. The only downside was our seats as they were close to the door that led down to the street. As we were there in February it was freezing cold. We all had to sit with our coats on through the whole performance
Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by Michelle, Kent, United Kingdom
An easy watch, very entertaining, great story with drama and humour, professional actors.
Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by Suzanne, Middlesex, United Kingdom
... and they were. Great cast, set and atmosphere. We loved every minute of it! Brilliant stuff!!!
Reviewed on 03 February 2019 by Rohan, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Great show. Really recommend seeing this play! Great ‘bang for your buck’. Couldn’t fault it. We sat in the upper circle, floors were a bit uneven and the seats were a bit hard, just take a scarf to sit on. But it didn’t take away from the performance at all. Perfect view and could hear everything perfectly.
Reviewed on 31 January 2019 by Rebecca, Islington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 January 2019 by Jeff, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Great show. Loved the atmosphere and the superb acting.
Reviewed on 25 January 2019 by Lisa, Horsham, United Kingdom
Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect!!
Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by Susan, Frodsham, United Kingdom
Avid theater goers cannot miss timeless classic. Become a member of the exclusive club of those who know whodunnit....and keep the secret!
Reviewed on 23 January 2019 by Kjeld Joergen, Sandefjord, Norway
Very lively and energetic play Well worth seeing
Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by Theresa, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by Lee, Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 January 2019 by Elise, London, United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The cast were amazing .....
Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by Irene, Newry, United Kingdom
We loved it! Completely classic.
Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by Susanna, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Christian, Lephalale, South Africa
thoroughly enjoyed it
Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by Victoria, Brentford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Karolina, Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by Annette, Derby, United Kingdom
Very static...needs to be modern customs should changed at least once!! Good performance tho ...
Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by Abigail, Coventry, United Kingdom
It’s a fabulous “who done it”
Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by Bobbie, London, United Kingdom
Great to see Agatha Christie on the stage, rather than over dramatic films or TV. Upper Circle is quite high but everything is clear and we had good visuals and audio from very back row. Seats aren’t that comfy but, to be honest, you’re so gripped and concentrated that the time flies by. My kids are 17,14 and 13 and loved the experience.
Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by Andrea, Dorking, United Kingdom
The show, which we've seen 4 times, is wonderful. The acting superb. The only negative I have is it is way too hot in the theatre. It was uncomfortable
Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by Anita, Dagenham, United Kingdom
Great show , intriguing , very good cast
Reviewed on 10 December 2018 by Dean, Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by Jeannette, Foxrock, Ireland
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by Kathleen, Langley, Canada
Brilliant show. Air conditioning was very cold blowing straight on our seats very back dress circle. Didn’t effect many just unlucky choice of seats
Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by Sheila, Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Although lovely the theatre was too hot and so it uncomfortable to sit through the performance. Excellently acted but there wasn't a great sense of suspense or surprise. Mildly disappointed with the experience.
Reviewed on 30 November 2018 by Lindy, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by Janet, Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 November 2018 by Sabine, Assen, Netherlands
Reviewed on 14 November 2018 by Puranjay, Didcot, United Kingdom
There would be very few theatre goers who have not heard of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap and that it has run continuously in the West End for 65 years. It was probably the latter factor that led me to purchase two tickets for the production when on holiday in London recently - I mean a play has to be a winner to run for more than six decades doesn't it?. Unfortunately, the more recent of those years have not been kind to The Mousetrap. The script is terribly dated, the acting by and large is mediocre and often uneven and the only way to describe the set is drab, tired and unimaginative. As the actors took their curtain call, I couldn't help thinking that the central question of the night was not so much a case of "who dunnit" but how had this piece of theatrical fluff continued to suck audiences in for 65 years. For my money, it was 'a 'mouse inextricably trapped in the past' and as such, a very disappointing night in the theatre.
Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by Michael, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by Christopher, Boston, United States Of America
This show must be on everyone's bucket list! It is very entertaining and unites the audience in becoming part of the mystery that is The Mousetrap. I am so pleased we went!
Reviewed on 06 November 2018 by Robert, Hyde Park, United Kingdom
Well acted and performed
Reviewed on 03 November 2018 by Robert, Pascoe Vale, Australia
Have been waiting years to see the show and it lived up to my expectations
Reviewed on 30 October 2018 by Katherine, Chatham, United Kingdom
I love murder mystery stories so this fitted the bill perfectly.
Reviewed on 22 October 2018 by Carol, Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2018 by Aurelie, London, United Kingdom
Good fun , keeps you guessing
Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Sophie Victoria, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The play is very exciting! the theatre is a masterpiece itself ! I will be glad to see this play one more time when I am again in London Highly recommend this play for foreigners who want to plunge into the wonderful world of London theatre! You can understand everything, language is perfect, clear
Reviewed on 11 October 2018 by Yelyzaveta, Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed on 07 October 2018 by Iona, Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 October 2018 by Gilles, Canach, Luxembourg
Reviewed on 25 September 2018 by Julie, Austin, United States Of America
The show has been on for 66 years; probably a record that won't be broken. Although I enjoyed it, I found the storyline contrived and rather dated. The character change of the killer, towards the end, wasn't convincing.
Reviewed on 18 September 2018 by Ethnee, Somerset West, South Africa
The Mousetrap was entertaining and I enjoyed it.
Reviewed on 11 September 2018 by Debra, Thornton, Australia
Reviewed on 08 September 2018 by Nikolay, Benicia, United States
The story is of course gereat and keeps the audience focused till the end. A masterpiece! Acting was dedecated. Enjiy!
Reviewed on 28 August 2018 by Edda Maria, Vienna, Austria
Reviewed on 26 August 2018 by Mark, Arlington, United States
In all the times I have been to London, I have never been to see The Mousetrap.The show was great, but being in the Upper Circle, there does not seem to be enough speakers, as at a few points in the show, it was hard to hear the actors.Also, the seats in the Upper Circle are very sore for your back!!
Reviewed on 25 August 2018 by Donald, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 August 2018 by Ece, Istanbul, Turkey
Classical production in classical theatre, perfect from start to the final bow. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on 15 August 2018 by Gregory, Noerresundby, Denmark
The plot was exquisitely executed by these hero's of the stage. The performances kept you on the edge of your wits assessing and reassessing the clues to this wonderful "who done it"Bravo
Reviewed on 12 August 2018 by James, High River, Canada
Reviewed on 30 July 2018 by Tobias, Bonn, Germany
Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by Doug, Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 July 2018 by Nikki, Wedowee, United States