St Martins Theatre
Booking until: Saturday, 5 October 2019
Recommended for ages 12 and over.
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.
Saturday, 5 October 2019
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.
A beautifully preserved example of a country house murder mystery The Stage
What to expect:Acting
based on 789 reviews
Entertainment, intriguing, keeps you focused to follow the play
Claire London Box Office customer
the begining was slow. then second half is more dynamic
Nadine London Box Office customer
Deborah London Box Office customer
A true Agatha Christie experience.
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.
Jan London Box Office customer
Alan London Box Office customer
Good show, easy to watch, good acting.
Ann London Box Office customer
You just have go see it!!! And remember not to break the secret!!
Lisa London Box Office customer
Enjoyed the show very much
Paula London Box Office customer
A good old fashioned who done it. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Kept me guessing to the end.
Melissa London Box Office customer
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.
Elfriede Anne London Box Office customer
Patrick London Box Office customer
A classic Agatha Christie!
Would definiely recommend for any Agatha Christie fan. Very enjoyable and a classic twist ending!
Hannah London Box Office customer
I now understand why the show has been running for 67 years!!!
Jean Francois London Box Office customer
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.
Sarah London Box Office customer
Emily London Box Office customer
Well done. Entertaining. Good twists
Richard London Box Office customer
a play with Agatha Christie's signature
Romain London Box Office customer
Entertaining well worth seeing more than once even though you would know who did it
Everyone should see this at least once the cast were absolutely well cast and fabulous .saw this also in Australia this was better.
Patricia London Box Office customer
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
Michelle London Box Office customer
Lovely family show for all taste
An easy watch, very entertaining, great story with drama and humour, professional actors.
Suzanne London Box Office customer
67 years means that must be doing something right ...
... and they were. Great cast, set and atmosphere. We loved every minute of it! Brilliant stuff!!!
ROHAN London Box Office customer
Amazing. Go see this show!
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.
Rebecca London Box Office customer
Excellent in all respects, a privilege to watch.
Jeff London Box Office customer
Great show. Loved the atmosphere and the superb acting.
Lisa London Box Office customer
Fabulous...a must see!
Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect!!
Susan London Box Office customer
A must see classic!
Avid theater goers cannot miss timeless classic. Become a member of the exclusive club of those who know whodunnit....and keep the secret!
Kjeld Joergen London Box Office customer
Very lively and energetic play Well worth seeing
Theresa London Box Office customer
Lee London Box Office customer
A perfect whodunnit
Elise London Box Office customer
I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The cast were amazing .....
IRENE London Box Office customer
We loved it! Completely classic.
Susanna London Box Office customer
Christian London Box Office customer
a must see!
thoroughly enjoyed it
Victoria London Box Office customer
Karolina London Box Office customer
Annette London Box Office customer
Very static...needs to be modern customs should changed at least once!! Good performance tho ...
Abigail London Box Office customer
It’s a fabulous “who done it”
Bobbie London Box Office customer
It’s an absolute classic
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.
Andrea London Box Office customer
Never fails to please
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
Anita London Box Office customer
Great show , intriguing , very good cast
Dean London Box Office customer
A must see
Jeannette London Box Office customer
Such a treat!
Kathleen London Box Office customer
Still going strong
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
Sheila London Box Office customer
Classic Agatha Christie
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.
Lindy London Box Office customer
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Sabine London Box Office customer
Not worth it
Puranjay London Box Office customer
Mouse Trapped in the Past
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.
Michael London Box Office customer
Christopher London Box Office customer
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!
Robert London Box Office customer
Well acted and performed
Robert London Box Office customer
Thoroughly enjoyed it
Have been waiting years to see the show and it lived up to my expectations
Katherine London Box Office customer
I love murder mystery stories so this fitted the bill perfectly.
Carol London Box Office customer
Very well played, full Agatha Christie atmosphere !
Aurelie London Box Office customer
Good fun , keeps you guessing
Sophie Victoria London Box Office customer
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
Yelyzaveta London Box Office customer
Hidden gem, a must see!
Iona London Box Office customer
Great theatre evening
Gilles London Box Office customer
Julie London Box Office customer
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.
Ethnee London Box Office customer
Long Running Show
The Mousetrap was entertaining and I enjoyed it.
Debra London Box Office customer
it is great!
Nikolay London Box Office customer
The story is of course gereat and keeps the audience focused till the end. A masterpiece! Acting was dedecated. Enjiy!
Edda Maria London Box Office customer
A London institution
Mark London Box Office customer
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!!
DONALD London Box Office customer
Ece London Box Office customer
Captured by a mousetrap
Classical production in classical theatre, perfect from start to the final bow. Highly recommended.
Gregory 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
James London Box Office customer
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Nikki London Box Office customer
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.
David London Box Office customer
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.
Christopher London Box Office customer
Great to see
Kelly London Box Office customer
Lyndsey London Box Office customer
The play was very enjoyable. I can't give away the ending so I'll just leave it at that.
marcia London Box Office customer
Laura London Box Office customer
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.
P J London Box Office customer
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!
Paul London Box Office customer
Not knowing who the killer was.until the end
Suspense. Acting was good. Great show
Sandra London Box Office customer
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.
Diane London Box Office customer
An entertaining must see
Jo London Box Office customer
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.
douglas London Box Office customer
Great show but cramped seating
Peter 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.
Elisabeth London Box Office customer
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!
Anthony London Box Office customer
AILEEN London Box Office customer
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.
Lucinda London Box Office customer
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.
hilary 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!!!!
Winfried London Box Office customer
Angela London Box Office customer
Entertaining!A must see!
Mihaela London Box Office customer
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.
Fran 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.
Rosie London Box Office customer
Boring to me. Too much of talking
Ee hui London Box Office customer
Long lasting Who done it
Anne London Box Office customer
Sweet little show
Lana London Box Office customer
Pamela London Box Office customer
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.
Flemish London Box Office customer
Had a lovely time and lots of fun trying to figure out whodunnit (we did!)
Alasdair London Box Office customer
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St Martins Theatre
West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ
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- Capacity: 553
- Year built: 1916