St Martins Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap

Mousetrap Tickets

4.5/5 - based on 819 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
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About Mousetrap

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.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue 15:00 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 16:00 19:30
Sun - -
Mousetrap description

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.

Next Performances for Mousetrap at St Martins Theatre
today22nd Aug 2019 7:30pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap Cast
tomorrow23rd Aug 2019 7:30pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

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Saturday24th Aug 2019 4:00pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap Cast
Saturday24th Aug 2019 7:30pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

Mousetrap Cast
Monday26th Aug 2019 7:30pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

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Tuesday27th Aug 2019 3:00pm

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ GB

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Mousetrap reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 819 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (69%)
Families (75%)
Teenagers (72%)
Couples (84%)
Theatregoers (91%)
Latest customer reviews
Anthony
Could be better

Reviewed on 19 August 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Warren
Thought provoking

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 , Stockton, Australia

Roberto
Excelente

Very good and interesting play

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Mexico City, United Kingdom

Theresa
Thoroughly enjoyable evening out!

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 , Dundalk, Ireland

David
A must see!

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 , Padeswood, Mold, United Kingdom

L
Brilliant from start to finish

everything about this play was brilliant! The acting was phenominal. Bravo cast! Loved it.

Reviewed on 08 July 2019 by , Longjumeau, France

PATRICIA
Brilliant Agatha

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 , Peebleshire, United Kingdom

Anthony
Traditional

Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Tahia
Keeps you guessing

Reviewed on 12 June 2019 by , E Brunswick, United States Of America

Kyle
Still going after all these years.

My second visit in 45 years. Thought it was great the second time too!

Reviewed on 04 June 2019 by , Clayfield, Australia

Yuriy
Tremendous show . Will have to recommend to anyone living here or passing through. Delightful time.

Reviewed on 30 May 2019 by , Brooklyn, United States Of America

Belinda
A must see.

Reviewed on 17 May 2019 by , Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Eva

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 , Salem, United States Of America

Lesley
Great who done it

Kept us guessing right to the end Well acted.

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Woodford Green, United Kingdom

sylvie
A very active play.

Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by , Saint-viance, France

Pamela
All time classic ‘who dunnit?’

Reviewed on 30 April 2019 by , Perth, United Kingdom

Claire
Mysterious

Entertainment, intriguing, keeps you focused to follow the play

Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by , Worcester, United Kingdom

Nadine
Nice play

the begining was slow. then second half is more dynamic

Reviewed on 16 April 2019 by , Vincenes, France

Deborah
Perfect

Reviewed on 06 April 2019 by , Truro, United Kingdom

Jan
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.

Reviewed on 04 April 2019 by , Pontyclun, United Kingdom

Alan
Intriguing evening

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Bedlington, United Kingdom

Ann
Enjoyable show

Good show, easy to watch, good acting.

Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by , Kettering, United Kingdom

Lisa
Timeles

You just have go see it!!! And remember not to break the secret!!

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Peacehaven, United Kingdom

Paula

Enjoyed the show very much

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Toronto, Canada

Melissa
Pure escapism

A good old fashioned who done it. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Kept me guessing to the end.

Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by , Wirral, United Kingdom

Elfriede Anne
Gripping

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 , Rotherham, United Kingdom

Patrick
Coolaboola

Ok

Reviewed on 08 March 2019 by , Dublin 5, Ireland

Hannah
A classic Agatha Christie!

Would definiely recommend for any Agatha Christie fan. Very enjoyable and a classic twist ending!

Reviewed on 02 March 2019 by , Astley, United Kingdom

Jean Francois
I now understand why the show has been running for 67 years!!!

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Sarah
Iconic play

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 , Bedford, United Kingdom

Emily
Very clever!

Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Richard
Well done. Entertaining. Good twists

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Esher, United Kingdom

Romain
a play with Agatha Christie's signature

Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Besançon, France

Patricia
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.

Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by , Huntingdon Cambs, United Kingdom

Michelle
Must see

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 , Kent, United Kingdom

Suzanne
Lovely family show for all taste

An easy watch, very entertaining, great story with drama and humour, professional actors.

Reviewed on 10 February 2019 by , Middlesex, United Kingdom

ROHAN
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!!!

Reviewed on 03 February 2019 by , Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rebecca
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.

Reviewed on 31 January 2019 by , Islington, United Kingdom

Jeff
Excellent in all respects, a privilege to watch.

Reviewed on 28 January 2019 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lisa
Great show

Great show. Loved the atmosphere and the superb acting.

Reviewed on 25 January 2019 by , Horsham, United Kingdom

Susan
Fabulous...a must see!

Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect!!

Reviewed on 24 January 2019 by , Frodsham, United Kingdom

Kjeld Joergen
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!

Reviewed on 23 January 2019 by , Sandefjord, Norway

Theresa
Captivating

Very lively and energetic play Well worth seeing

Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

Lee
Terrific

Must See

Reviewed on 20 January 2019 by , Torquay, United Kingdom

Elise
A perfect whodunnit

Reviewed on 19 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

IRENE

I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The cast were amazing .....

Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by , Newry, United Kingdom

Susanna
Great fun!

We loved it! Completely classic.

Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Christian
Interesting

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Lephalale, South Africa

Victoria
a must see!

thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom

Karolina
Amazing!

Really good!!!

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Boston, United Kingdom

Annette
Brilliant

Reviewed on 03 January 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Abigail

Very static...needs to be modern customs should changed at least once!! Good performance tho ...

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Bobbie
Brilliant

It’s a fabulous “who done it”

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Andrea
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.

Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by , Dorking, United Kingdom

Anita
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

Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by , Dagenham, United Kingdom

Dean
Great Show

Great show , intriguing , very good cast

Reviewed on 10 December 2018 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Jeannette
A must see

Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by , Foxrock, Ireland

Kathleen
Such a treat!

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Langley, Canada

Sheila
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

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Trowbridge, United Kingdom

Lindy
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.

Reviewed on 30 November 2018 by , Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Janet
Theatre trip

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Canvey Island, United Kingdom

Sabine
.

Reviewed on 16 November 2018 by , Assen, Netherlands

Puranjay
Not worth it

Reviewed on 14 November 2018 by , Didcot, United Kingdom

Michael
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.

Reviewed on 12 November 2018 by , Victoria, Australia

Christopher
Surprising

Reviewed on 10 November 2018 by , Boston, United States Of America

Robert
Iconic show

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 , Hyde Park, United Kingdom

Robert
Really enjoyable

Well acted and performed

Reviewed on 03 November 2018 by , Pascoe Vale, Australia

Katherine
Thoroughly enjoyed it

Have been waiting years to see the show and it lived up to my expectations

Reviewed on 30 October 2018 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

Carol
Thrilling

I love murder mystery stories so this fitted the bill perfectly.

Reviewed on 22 October 2018 by , Warrington, United Kingdom

Aurelie
Very well played, full Agatha Christie atmosphere !

Reviewed on 14 October 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Sophie Victoria
Great show

Good fun , keeps you guessing

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Yelyzaveta
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

Reviewed on 11 October 2018 by , Kiev, Ukraine

Iona
Hidden gem, a must see!

Reviewed on 07 October 2018 by , Fleet, United Kingdom

Gilles
Great theatre evening

Reviewed on 05 October 2018 by , Canach, Luxembourg

Julie
Fun show!

Reviewed on 25 September 2018 by , Austin, United States Of America

Ethnee
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.

Reviewed on 18 September 2018 by , Somerset West, South Africa

Debra
Long Running Show

The Mousetrap was entertaining and I enjoyed it.

Reviewed on 11 September 2018 by , Thornton, Australia

Nikolay
it is great!

Reviewed on 08 September 2018 by , Benicia, United States

Edda Maria
Exciting

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 , Vienna, Austria

Mark
A London institution

Reviewed on 26 August 2018 by , Arlington, United States

DONALD
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!!

Reviewed on 25 August 2018 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ece
enjoying

Reviewed on 25 August 2018 by , Istanbul, Turkey

Gregory
Captured by a mousetrap

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

Reviewed on 15 August 2018 by , Noerresundby, Denmark

James
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

Reviewed on 12 August 2018 by , High River, Canada

Tobias
Must see

Reviewed on 30 July 2018 by , Bonn, Germany

Doug
British

Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by , Durham, United Kingdom

Nikki
Riveting!!!

Reviewed on 26 July 2018 by , Wedowee, United States

David
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.

Reviewed on 21 July 2018 by , Southampton, United Kingdom

Christopher
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.

Reviewed on 06 June 2018 by , Wentworth Point, Australia

Kelly
Great to see

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by , Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom

Lyndsey
Magnificent mousetrap

Reviewed on 20 May 2018 by , Romford, United Kingdom

marcia
Mysterious

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

Reviewed on 15 May 2018 by , Stockholm, Sweden

Laura
Mouse trap

Reviewed on 15 May 2018 by , Dublin, Ireland

P J
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.

Reviewed on 11 May 2018 by , Royston, United Kingdom

Paul
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!

Reviewed on 05 May 2018 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Sandra
Not knowing who the killer was.until the end

Suspense. Acting was good. Great show

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Diane
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.

Reviewed on 24 April 2018 by , Beaverton, United States

Jo
An entertaining must see

Reviewed on 23 April 2018 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

douglas
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.

Reviewed on 21 April 2018 by , Preston, United Kingdom

Peter
Great show but cramped seating

Reviewed on 13 April 2018 by , Rushcutters Bay, Australia