St Martins Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap

Mousetrap Tickets

4.5/5
based on 523 reviews

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Booking from: Thursday, 1 January 1970

Booking until: Saturday, 6 January 2018

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Tickets from £17.50
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Performance Times
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15:00 16:00
19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30

Age restrictions

Recommended for ages 12 and over.

Important Information

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time. 

Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms.

St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.


Booking from:
Thursday, 1 January 1970

Booking until:
Saturday, 6 January 2018

Running time:
2 hours 15 minutes

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.

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Press Reviews

A beautifully preserved example of a country house murder mystery The Stage

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Anyone:
67%
Families:
72%
Teenagers:
71%
Couples:
84%
Theatregoers:
90%

based on 522 reviews

# I know who did it.

Excellent for my first non musical west end experience.


London Box Office customer

as i was born in the 50s and i love anything that is set around that era i found it wonderfull

i love the Theatre it is small and i found it a bit quirky which i love, the staff were very friendly and helpful and i would recommend it to anyone.


London Box Office customer

a treasure

For a show that has been performed so many times, the actors made it feel energetic, alive. Felt like the period, we'll done.


London Box Office customer

A bit of a let down

After waiting nearly 25 years to see the show, we'd perhaps built it up a little too much. The acting was OK but the lack of change of scenery left us feeling a little bored after a while


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Little slow at first but got more interesting

I found it all slightly boring at first, and over acted by one of the characters. But it became more interesting. I was a bit underwhelmed to be honest.


London Box Office customer

Outstanding, creative genius.

It keeps you guessing all the time but at the same time you just want to watch the play unfold and not be the detective only you can't help it. It's fascinating, gripping, funny at times and overall absolute genius! Everyone should see it at some point in their lives. Ultimately, I would say that you can't go to your grave never having seen The Mousetrap!!


London Box Office customer

Seen at last

Loved it old fashioned but a great show sworn to secrecy for the rest of time


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So Glad to catch it before the run finally ends! Loved the suspense.

Don't miss it. It's so Agatha Christie!


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A classical, a must see

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Well acted mystery !

We have been meaning to book to see this show forever, Finally made it, great innocent storyline. The cast brought humour to the performance, and couldn't work it out until the end. Really enjoyed it !


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it was just amazing!

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Great

A tradition . Go see !!


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Very entertaining

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Time to close the run

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good murder mystery play!

London Box Office customer

Now I know that The Mousetrap relates the story of the three blind mice.

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Easy watching, entertaining night out without breaking the bank!

Great show, entertaining and reasonably priced. Small theatre and seating in upper circle quite step but view still good, can see the whole stage just from a different angle! All actors great except sergeant trotter whom I felt was a little weaker than the others.


London Box Office customer

A great night out

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brilliant

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Had to see this famous theatrical record-breaker

Any show that is still drawing the crowds after 65 years deserves a visit.


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Amazing show

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Mousetrap review

The show was well acted - amusing and good plot. The actors spoke clearly and audibly.


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I was on the edge of my very comfortable seat!

My experience at St Martin's Theatre was all good. It is such a charming theatre with warm and welcoming staff. This was the first time I had seen this play, but had known about it all my life, as it started its life the year before I was born. Knowing that the secret of "whodunnit" needs to be maintained I had no idea of the culprit and suspected the whole cast at one time or another. Even knowing the truth, I would go to see it again! My thanks to all involved.


London Box Office customer

Absorbing and very entertaining

The quirky,old character of the theatre drew us in from the outset. We were pleased to arrive in good time to buy a drink.Having a bar on each level is useful. The theatre staff were all very friendly and helpful and we thoroughly the whole experience because of them. Because of the high quality of the actors, we were able to follow the threads of the plot and could hear the dialogue clearly. The play was excellent. A timeless piece with all the expected twists and turns of an Agatha Christie masterpiece. We were seated on the Upper Circle which was fine for us but the stairs could be a problem for someone with restricted movement.


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It was a very good experience and cry much enjoyed

It was a very good 'who done it' We had excellent seats in the Dress Circle' We would definitely visit St Martins theatre again.


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Fun characters and intriguing!

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A classic

If you like to see classic theatre. Cant be missed


London Box Office customer

It was great, I can see why the show has been running for so long!

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Must see again!

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Disappointing show not worth the money

I was very much looking forward to seeing The Mousetrap and took my mother, sister and boyfriend as a treat. I have never been so disappointed in a production. The acting was amateur, there was only one character who I thought was played well.


London Box Office customer

Very entertaining show

greatly entertaining show set in a fabulously traditional theatre.


London Box Office customer

The Mouse Trap

Very enjoyable evening spoiled only by the impossible lack of any legroom. Luckily there was nobody in the seats in front so I was able to drape my legs over the seat backs in front.


London Box Office customer

Enjoyed play. Very entertaining.

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Tired and poor amdram standard

Two females were at times inaudible. If you have any hearing problems...save your money


London Box Office customer

Intriguing and amusing 'who done it'

London Box Office customer

Must see

Considering how long this production has been on stage it has withstood the test of time. Very enjoyable, remarkable to think the secret is still safe!


London Box Office customer

Well worth a visit

I bought tickets to Mousetrap as a surprise for my partner's birthday and it did not disappoint! After seeing it, it's easy to see how it has run for 65 years. We had seats in the dress circle, and although we were near the back we had excellent, unrestricted views and legroom was not a problem. I would thoroughly recommend this show


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Old

The history, gags , dialogues are out of time , some of the actors were over acting the history was a no sense at some point


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50 years of mousetrap

On our buck list and did not dissapoint good acting great story which was very funny at times with a surprising ending worth s visit


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Great!

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Not For Me

I was a little disappointed and didn't enjoy the show as much as I thought I would. Probably just me though, I have friends who absolutely loved it. I fell asleep part way through so sadly missed part of it. Again, probably just me, I was a bit weary that evening.


London Box Office customer

engrossing storyline

London Box Office customer

Still works after all these years.

We enjoyed the performance immensely. It held our attention from start to finish ... and we did not start thinking of plot holes until long after!


London Box Office customer

Interesting

Maybe we are just too used to too much action because of the television Bit tired but ok Seemed more like a teaching arena than a professional production But to be fair everybody should probably see it and judge for yourselves Pity that having put in to buy the best seats there were so many empty seats with a far superior view??


London Box Office customer

Mousetrap

I know it's been running a long while but really worth seeing. Great theatre, great cast, great evening out.


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Tired

This show was on my bucket list for things to do in London Overall glad I went but thought it was all a little tired I also guessed most of the plot in the interval which was disappointing


London Box Office customer

Must see

London Box Office customer

Wonderful performance!

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You are never too old to watch this!

Overall an excellent experience. As avid watchers of 'Poirot' we were not disappointed. Don't understand why we have to rate Music!


London Box Office customer

Twisty and turny

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Trapped in a classic

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A wonderful way to spend an afternoon

wonderful theatre, wonderful production and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Great family outing in a truly British theatre watching a truly British play


London Box Office customer

The actress's voices did not carry. Very difficult to hear their words.


London Box Office customer

Quintessential British experience.

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Mouse trap.

Excellent show for families with children 12 and over.


London Box Office customer

Must see

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First class all round

London Box Office customer

Fantastic night out

London Box Office customer

Great story

London Box Office customer

Excellent

Good who done it with humour thrown in


London Box Office customer

Vintage theatre

London Box Office customer

A masterpiece of suspense!

London Box Office customer

suspenseful

Enjoyed the mixture of comedy and mystery. The twist at then end was brilliant


London Box Office customer

You must see this play once.

I enjoyed the show, it opened on the 25 th November 1952 - my mother's 21st birthday, she said it was a Tuesday. She is 85 next week.I was recommended by a friend from work to see it.


London Box Office customer

A classic

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a good twist

Excellent who dunnit! Good atmosphere in a lovely old fashioned theatre. Good plot, and had me guessing throughout.


London Box Office customer

Old fashioned play

The theatre was so atmospheric and definitely is a good choice of venue for such a traditional play.The only thing we found was the seats are so close together there is very little room for your legs.


London Box Office customer

Entertaining and a workout for "the little grey cells"

London Box Office customer

Looked after by staff

Love the show well looked after by the staff My partner has difficulty climbing stairs we both made it to the upper circle and was spotted by a member of theatre staff who statedthe seats allocated would not be suitable as they was narrow and little leg room so she took back down to the foyer and managed to get us a box with comfy seat and plenty of leg room


London Box Office customer

Rubbish. Guess the killer 20 minutes in.. Waited for a twist which never came.

London Box Office customer

Just excellent. Loved it.

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it was like in a movie. very exciting!! thumbs up!

it was like in a movie. very exciting!! thumbs up!


London Box Office customer

Very enjoyable! A theatre tradition

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Enjoyable

A very good show. More humorous than I had expected - in a good way.


London Box Office customer

Historical

Although this show doesn't have the big production pizazz of the new musicals, it was amazing to see an Agatha Christie play that's been running for over 60 years! It must be done to be part of that history. It's a staple of London.


London Box Office customer

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Theatre Address

St Martins Theatre
West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 553
  • Year built: 1916

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