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The Mousetrap
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The Mousetrap

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After all these years this dark whodunnit still has the power to thrill.
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About The Mousetrap

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production – which has become as much of a London icon as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace – is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve the mystery before another “mouse” goes SNAP?

For almost 70 years, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. HAVE YOUDUNNIT?

The Mousetrap will celebrate 70 years in London in 2022. It has been performed 28,200 times in London and sold over 10 million tickets.

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Agatha Christie's murder mystery, The Mousetrap, is the longest-running play of all time. Uncover the secrets at The Mousetrap. Book The Mousetrap tickets in London on TodayTix.

The Mousetrap play is set at a nearby guesthouse, where the residents become snowed in with no means of contacting anyone from the outside world. News on the radio reveals that a woman has been murdered, and a note is found attached to her body.

The cast of eight include the newly-married couple who own Monkswell Manor, a group of guests, and a detective who stays at the estate to question the residents. As the guests become more suspicious of each other, it becomes clear that no one is quite what they seem. Will the murderer be revealed before they target their next victim? See if you can solve the case.

After making its premiere in Nottingham in 1952, The Mousetrap London play has gained iconic status. The Mousetrap has broke numerous records and continues to be the world’s longest-running play. Now celebrating 70 years in the West End, Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit story is a mixture of 1950s drawing-room comedy and murder mystery.

What to Watch For

  • Look out for the wooden sign at the entrance to St. Martin's Theatre — it tallies up the number of performances to date and will let you know which performance of this record-breaking show you are attending.
  • The Mousetrap play was written as a gift for Queen Mary’s 80th birthday in 1947. Agatha Christie then gave her grandson, Mathew Pritchard, the rights to the play for his ninth birthday.
  • The clock above the fireplace in the main hall is the same clock that was used on opening night in 1952.
  • Former cast members have given record-breaking contributions. One of the original cast members, David Guyler, provided the prerecorded voice of the newsreader in the shop.
  • David Raven is in the Guiness Book of Records as the “Most Durable Actor” having performed 4,575 performances as Major Metcalf. The late Nancy Seabrooke also holds a record for an impressive 15 years as an understudy in The Mousetrap.
Run time

2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Start date

October 6th, 1952

Genre

Play

Venue

St. Martin's Theatre

Age

Recommended age 7+ and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

From £23
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