The Mousetrap

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The Mousetrap is the longest running show in the world and celebrated 60’s years on London’s West End in 2012! The play is a classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie, and opens with the murder of a woman played out onstage. The main setting of the play is the imposing Great Hall of Monkswell Manor. Guests of the manor are snowed in and displeased with the general situation. As a guest is killed, suspicions are raised and each person at the Manor becomes a suspect. The Mousetrap has an interesting plot twist for an ending, which audience members are asked to keep a secret!
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Booking until 6 January 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 7836 1443
Access Booking:020 7836 1443
Group Booking:020 7836 1443
Stage Door:020 7836 1086

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St Martin’s Theatre was built in 1913 as a pair with the adjacent Ambassadors Theatre. The venue opened in 1916 with musical comedy Houp La!

In it’s early years the theatre staged many play premiers about controversial issues such as Damaged Goods (1917), a play about a young couple who contract Syphilis, A Bill of Divorcement (1920), a show about divorce due to insanity and John Gielgud’s The Green Bay Tree (1938), which explored homosexual themes.

In 1923, the St Martin’s theatre showcased Karel Capek’s futuristic R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots), thus creating the term “robot.”

The theatre saw limited success for a number of years following World War Two however notable shows included thrillers such as The Shop at Sly Corner (1945) and Guilty Party (1961). The theatre saw it’s first big success with Sleuth, which made it’s London debut in 1970 at St Martin’s.

Previously the longest running show at the theatre, Sleuth’s success has been eclipsed by The Mousetrap, which has become synonymous with St Martin’s Theatre, having transferred to the venue in 1974 after a cool 22 years next door at the Ambassadors. The Mousetrap is the longest running play ever and its run at the St Martin’s theatre holds the record for the longest running show at one venue.