The Mousetrap

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Booking until 5 January 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Officially the world’s longest running stage show, The Mousetrap celebrated both it’s 60th anniversary and it’s 25,000th performance in 2012!

The Mousetrap is a classic murder mystery play by Agatha Christie and has its origins in a real-life murder case in 1945. The production is famed for having a twist ending, which the audience are asked to keep secret so that the show is not ruined for future audiences.

Set in the early 50’s in Monkswell Manor, the play centres around a mysterious string of murders in London and in the Manor itself. Due to adverse weather conditions, the Manor becomes sealed off to the outside world and it doesn’t take long for the guests to realise that they are snowed in with a murderer. As panic ensues, suspicions are high and everyone at the manor becomes a suspect. Guests start dropping like flies whilst those left alive try to solve the mystery of the murderer’s identity.

The play keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start until finish and ends with an unforeseen twist! Those who enjoy a good murder mystery will thoroughly enjoy this classic “whodunnit.”

Child Friendly?

The Mousetrap is a traditional murder mystery, so children under the age of 9 may find the subject matter scary. However there are no scenes of a particularly violent nature on stage and there is little to no offensive language, so the play is unlikely to offend. Older children, especially those who love reading, may enjoy the mystery of the play. Please note that children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the St Martin’s Theatre.

Seating Tips

Click here for the St Martins Theatre seating chart and seat price guide.