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4.54(690 Ratings)
Alison SimUnited kingdoms
Performance was excellent! I saw the play 24 years ago, and it was brilliant then too! Seating space was small but that comes with an old theatre. Loved the atmosphere and the photos on the wall in the foyer. All staff were really friendly. 10/10!

The Mousetrap

2 hr 20 min with interval
Strictly for 5+

Why watch The Mousetrap?

  • The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the world with over 60 years of staging.
  • Based on the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie, comes a thrilling story of murder and mystery adapted for the theatre stage.
  • Over 10 million people have watched the play and it continues to draw audiences from all over the globe.
  • The show holds an astounding three Guinness World Records including the record for ‘the longest continuous run of any show in the world’.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play currently in its 65th year. The play has become just as iconic as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace, captivating over 10 million people from all around the world. Ever since its first production on 25th November 1952, the play has been adapted into 27 different languages in more than 50 countries globally.

The Mousetrap has three entries in the Guinness Book of World Records including the record for the longest continuous run of any show in the world, the most durable actor, and the longest-serving understudy. Hold on to your seats as you witness one of the best murder-mystery novels come to life on the theatre stage. Grab your The Mousetrap tickets soon!


Based on the famous book Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap follows the story of a group of people gathered in a secluded part of the countryside at a stately guesthouse, meanwhile, news of a recent murder spreads throughout London.

When a policeman arrives at the guesthouse, the group soon discovers that the murderer is in their midst! Everyone is a suspect and one by one each suspicious character reveals their daunting past. Which one of them is the murderer? Will there be another victim? ‘Whodunit’ is the question that leaves the audience intrigued and curious in this delightful and thrilling stage display of Agatha Christie’s best-selling murder-mystery novel.

Show timings

  • Tue, Wed & Fri 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sun 2:00 PM & 6 PM

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Lucy Doyle as Mollie Ralston, Daniel Cech-Lucas as Giles Ralston, Lynton Appleton as Christopher Wren, Jules Melvin as Mrs Boyle, Ben Onwukwe as Major Metcalf, Elyssia Roe as Miss Casewell, Lorenzo Martelli as Mr Paravicini and Sam Stafford as Detective Sgt. Trotter

Author: Agatha Christie

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show. This show is suitable for ages 7+.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

St. Martin's TheatreRead more

St. Martin's Theatre, located on West Street in London, opened its gates on 23rd November 1916 with a production of Houp La!, a musical comedy produced by Charles B. Cochran. Designed by W.G.R., the building was constructed as a pair with the Ambassadors Theatre. After several hit plays throughout the years, including Meet the Wife and R.R.R, the theatre currently houses The Mousetrap.

Seating Capacity: 550

St. Martin’s Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: West St, London WC2H 9NZ, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Leicester Square tube (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Bus: Buses to Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue – 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176.

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: In-house bar, Coat check, Washrooms

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility in the dress circle, Assistive Listening System, Guide Dogs welcome

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at St. Martin’s Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with The Mousetrap voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

What the critics think

Though the play never changes, we’ve begun to see more in it: a depiction of a class system melting at the edges; the sympathetic rendering of identifiably queer characters.


Jason Blake, The Guardian

Ratings & reviews

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Frequently asked questions about The Mousetrap

What age is The Mousetrap appropriate for?

The show is suitable for ages 7+.

Where is The Mousetrap playing in London?

The Mousetrap is playing at St Martin's Theatre in London.

How long does The Mousetrap run for?

The running time of The Mousetrap is 2 hrs, 20 mins with 1 intermission.

What is The Mousetrap about?

The Mousetrap follows the story of a group gathered in a secluded part of the countryside at a stately guesthouse when they come to know of a murder in London and that the killer is one among them.