Directions: Exit Leicester Square station and turn right onto Charing Cross Road. Walk up Charing Cross Road. Take the 2nd right turn onto Litchfield Street. At the end of the road the St Martin`s Theatre is infront of you. This is approximately a 3 minute walk.
Tube: Leicester Square station is 2 minute walk (192 metres)
The Show Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit is the world's longest running play, and is as popular as ever after more than 60 years in the West End.
The Mousetrap centres on a group of people gathered together in a remote country house, cut off by snow. It is then that they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. The question on everyone's lips, of course, is which one of them is the guilty party. Who can it be?
As one by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve shredding moment the identity and motive is finally revealed. You would think that audiences would know whodunit after such a long run, but even after more than half a century the classic thriller is still proving to keep people guessing until the last minute.
Agatha Christie has brilliantly created an atmosphere full of suspense, with an intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner and makes for an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!
History of The Mousetrap The Mousetrap began its life as a short radio broadcast on the 30th May 1947 called Three Blind Mice. The play is based on a short story, itself based on the original radio play that Christie asked not to be published, as long as it ran as a play in London's West End.
The show opened at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25th November 1952, before moving next door to the atmospheric St Martin's Theatre in 1974. On the 25th November 2012 The Mousetrap celebrated its 60th Birthday, having now been thrilling audiences around the world for as long as Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne.
There are eight cast members in each performance, with over 400 actors having appeared in it over the years and Richard Attenborough playing the original Detective Sergeant Trotter.
Why book London theatre breaks to see The Mousetrap? Even during the early years of the show, The Mousetrap quickly began the "thing to see and do" while in London, much like visiting Buckingham Palace, it became part of the London experience. Booking The Mousetrap as part of a Theatre Break means it's possible to save up to 75%, something even an amateur sleuth can conclude is a fantastic deal.
Interesting facts about The Mousetrap During the show's run cast members have set a number of world records. David Raven appears in the Guinness Book of Records as the Most Durable Actor, after 4,575 performances as major Metcalfe and Nancy Seabrook spent a total of 15 record-breaking years working as an understudy.
During The Mousetrap's London run over 124 miles of shirts have been ironed and more than 426 tonnes of ice cream has been eaten by the audience members.
The Mousetrap audience reviews
Excellent, 89%Score from 270 reviews
"Well worth it after 50 years"
"I had wanted to see this play for years and I certainly was not disappointed. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience."
"Excellent show,good actors"3/12/2016
"The show was brilliant and keeps you wondering right to the end, this is the 4th time we have seen t"28/8/2016
"Really good show"24/8/2016
"Excellent cast delivering exactly what was expected from an Agatha Christie."
"Seating is shocking. Absolutely no legroom."21/8/2016
"The show itself is excellent."
"Why didn`t we do this before ?"13/8/2016
"Saw "The Mousetrap" last night for the first time ... why haven`t I been to see this before ? It was great ! Much more humour than I was expecting and I was SO GLAD that I hand`t googled the solution as the best part of the show was trying to separate the clues from the red herrings. You could hear members of the audience who didn`t know each other before the curtain went up actually comparing theories (and nobody in my ear shot got it right). My lips are sealed ... if you want to know what happens you should get a ticket asap."
The MousetrapRating: 89% out of 100 based on 270 reviews.
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