St Martins Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap

Mousetrap Tickets

4.5/5
based on 693 reviews

St Martins Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 30 March 2019

Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

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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 until:
Saturday, 30 March 2019

Running time:
2 hours and 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.

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.

Press Reviews

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

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

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Recommended for:

Anyone
68%
Families
74%
Teenagers
72%
Couples
83%
Theatregoers
90%

based on 693 reviews

Very well played, full Agatha Christie atmosphere !

London Box Office customer

Great show

Good fun , keeps you guessing


London Box Office customer

Perfect evening!

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


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Hidden gem, a must see!

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Great theatre evening

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Fun show!

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Unfortunately, a bit dated

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.


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Long Running Show

The Mousetrap was entertaining and I enjoyed it.


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it is great!

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Exciting

The story is of course gereat and keeps the audience focused till the end. A masterpiece! Acting was dedecated. Enjiy!


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A London institution

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Oldie but a Goodie!

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!!


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enjoying

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Captured by a mousetrap

Classical production in classical theatre, perfect from start to the final bow. Highly recommended.


London Box Office customer

Intriguing plot that keeps you on you guessing

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


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Must see

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British

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Riveting!!!

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Gripping play which kept you guessing.

Enjoyed the show but two cast members (leading lady and foreign gentleman) need to project their voices more - could hardly hear their words.


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Understandably the longest running show

It’s easy to see why this show is the longest running west end show. The acting, plot and production were all excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable evening recommended to all.


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Great to see

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Magnificent mousetrap

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Mysterious

The play was very enjoyable. I can't give away the ending so I'll just leave it at that.


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Mouse trap


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A Long Time Coming

I promised this show to my wife when we first met. 50 years later we finally got to see it. A very enjoyable experience - worth the wait.


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More room for a mouse

I had wanted to see this iconic show for some years and finally took my chance last night with 3 friends. I must admit that I came away with mixed feelings, delighted that I had shared in the record-breaking run of performances and spent an evening in such a charming little theatre, but disappointed by the pace of the show, the confines of my seat, and the failed attempts of the staff to multi-task at the venue. Desks were unmanned and direction/guidance was totally absent. We chanced upon a bar in the interval which was empty as nobody else had managed to find it!


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Not knowing who the killer was.until the end

Suspense. Acting was good. Great show


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Fantastic

I have been an Agatha Christie fan for decades. It was wonderful to get to see a play that is not only fun and well acted but is also a piece of theatrical history. St Martins theater is the perfect setting. I loved everything about the performance. FYI....if you are seated in the balcony, be aware that seating is close quarters....don’t bring backpacks or large shopping bags with you. You won’t have a place to put them and you will make those around you more crowded then they need to be.


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An entertaining must see

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The Mousetrap

Ticked off my bucket list. Was well worth it. We were booked for upper circle but upgraded to stalls as they were cleaning upper circle. Good performance. Agatha Christie at her best. The murderer was...... You will just have to go and find out.


London Box Office customer

Great show but cramped seating

London Box Office customer

We bought the tickets last minute and even thought we were going to see an Alfred Hitchcock. Not at all disappointed to find it was Agatha Christie, it was a tantalising and brilliantly acted tale that leaves you in suspense throughout. We loved it.


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A must see bucket list Agatha Christie who done it?

An excellent play by a famous author. Whether you are a fan or not of Agatha Christie you will enjoy the mystery, suspense and humour in this play. You may even find yourself humming Three Blind Mice... suspect everyone!


London Box Office customer

Excellent Show!

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A fun outing to the theatre

This is a very famous play and is well worth ticking off your list. The cast are excellent and the stage is used cleverly. The story is amusing and keeps you enthralled. Thoroughly recommended.


London Box Office customer

Awful

Sorry but this was one of the worst shows I’ve seen in London and I’ve seen a few! Acting was poor the set was poor and the story was awful. How this been going for over 60 years is a mystery to me. I’d have enjoyed as a AMDRAM in my local town.


London Box Office customer

still great after more than 27.000 curtains!!!

Great play in a wonderfull and oldfashioned theatre! Surprising end! At the very end you are kindly asked not to tell anybody about the murderer. Since 27 years nobody did accept one idiot on Wikipedia!!! I hope St Martins Theatre gets them to delete it!!!!


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Gripping

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Entertaining!A must see!

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Gripping

The suspense and intrigue of whodunnit was very well carried by all the characters as the plot unfolded, and it's quite exciting to know the answer and not be allowed to share it so as not to spoil it for future audiences. And just the right level of humour - really enjoyed it.


London Box Office customer

A little dated but great fun

Lovely small theatre with good bar upstairs. The Mousetrap is a good murderstory , well acted . I would not recommend it for children but my husband and I both enjoyed it.


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Ok show

Boring to me. Too much of talking


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Long lasting Who done it

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Sweet little show

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Fun!

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First time at the West End....fantastic show!

Having never been to the Theatre I really didn't know what to expect. All I can say is that my first experience in the West End will be hard to top. The Mousetrap is sensational. The actors were top notch, the venue historic and the plot was fantastic.


London Box Office customer

Good fun

Had a lovely time and lots of fun trying to figure out whodunnit (we did!)


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Third time to see this excellent show.

This was my third time to see this excellent show. This tokme we took our 12 year old to her secind Agatha Christie play. She loved it. We normally catch this show when we're in London and it did not disappoint.


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Everyone must see mousetrap

Fantastic acting. The facial expressions alone are marvellous.


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Nostalgic and Heartwarming

Wonderful acting and life like sound effects that caused one to live the drama of the play. “Story telling” that made me feel like a child again.


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Must see

Very good


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Absolutely brilliant (everything)

The play was brilliantly played. It was my very first time to see a stage play and I was glued to it. Couldn't believe how the time flew by. Really entertaining.


London Box Office customer

A Great Play for the whole family

It was a Great Play and must see, the onlyyyyy negative would be the volume was a little low and missed some of what was said, but it was great seeing it and happy I did.


London Box Office customer

Good show but empty theatre

This is a good show but the theatre was only about a quarter full so did not have the ambience of a full show


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1st timers

A British classic. Great entertainment, very well done.... definitely worth a viewing.


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On the edge of my seat.

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Night out

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Myust see

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Interesting, thought provoking

Thouroughly enjoyed the show, great acting


London Box Office customer

Classic whodunnit

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Mousetrapped to a "t"

An excellent presentation of a timeless 50's production of an Agatha Christie classic in the perfect setting of St Martins theatre. A wonderful experience all round


London Box Office customer

"Taking me back in time"

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A London must-see

The Mousetrap is a show I; have wanted to see for decades. Great fun to see the fashions


London Box Office customer

A classic - worth seeing. MN

No real issues, however I would like to see the show again so that I can 'rate' the actors.


London Box Office customer

A great plot.Good storyline.

Good storyline. Good dialogue.0


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Long live the mousetrap

Having only seen musicals we didn't know what to expect but with a love of all things Agatha Christie we decided to try and are so glad we did we love love loved it. The theatre matched the theme as you would imagine the era to have been. The only problem we encountered was that I suffer from a bad back and my seat in the upper circle wasn't right for me. However the theatre staff were so friendly and helpful and without hestitation moved us. A really great experience thanks


London Box Office customer

A great show for the whole family.


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So surprised

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not to be missed

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very good

held my attention. well performed. met expectations.


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Brilliant

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Sleepy and unconvincing.

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Engaging plot!

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Old world

This show was a very old world who done it. I greatly enjoyed it and also enjoyed the insight that Agatha Christie had to the human character and their foibles, fears and neurosis. It was a show that I had wanted to see for a long time and living in Australia, hadn't really had the opportunity. It exceeded my expectations. My only advice is to not sit in the upper circles, the chairs are really uncomfortable and made viewing the show not a little uncomfortable as well.


London Box Office customer

so much fun!!!! thank you!

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A real treat !

Loved the show not to heavy on the drama, lighter tongue in cheek moments without detracting from the "whodunnit" element of the story well judged acting and a great set. We went to matinee and passed a very enjoyable afternoon there.


London Box Office customer

Tired, predictable, boring,

Please don't go and see this! Do not encourage them to keep it running any longer. We all worked out who did it within 15 minutes!!! It's so so so dull compared to all the other amazing performances out there to see that it should be put to rest as soon as possible.


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Great theatre great show

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The longest running play and the best. The critics ignore but the audiences applaud.

All round best play in London today.


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For older generation only

Don't purchase upper circle tickets unless you have a parachute handy.


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Brilliant performance by the understudy Harriet Leitch in the lead role

Great traditional play


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Jolly good show !!!

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Pretty awesome

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Iconic - the thing to do in London

Whilst the show was what i expected those seats were shockingly uncomfortable. They leant forward and there was not enough room to stretch at all. I realise the theatre reflects the era of the play but it takes away from the whole experience. Also it was far too hot. Why did someone need to tell them at interval to turn the air con on .. especially those sitting right up the back found it very unpleasant.


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Fun

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Good show

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Total classic

A wonderful play for anyone who likes a lighthearted whodunnit. The cast were equally amazing and a joy to watch!


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A bit of a let down

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Remedy for insomnia

I could only bear to stay and watch the first act. Action builds up way too slow. The seats gave me no legroom and I was not comfortable at all. Left very disappointed.


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Tremendous fun

Really enjoyed how stagey this was. A delight!


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Agatha at her best----again

4th time seen. This production was the best so far. There was a playful sense of humour laced into this production that brought a refreshing overview to the storyline. Would recommend


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In best English tradition

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Dated

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loved it on my bucket list

Terrific show long


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Very entertaining

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Brilliant

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Aussie reviewer

Fabulous performance. Nostalgic and you were gripped by the story from the beginning. A great atmosphere. Above all it was entertaining.


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Very nice show, uncomfortable seats

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Amazing All Round

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It's hilarious, witty and very entertaining!

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

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  • 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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