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The world's longest running play, The Mousetrap has passed the 60-year mark and shows no signs of stopping. Written by Queen of Crime, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot creator Agatha Christie, this gripping murder mystery has baffled generations of London audiences since the 1950s. It’s become known as a London institution, but outside of that singular reputation The Mousetrap remains a remarkably solid and enjoyable slice of entertainment in its own right.

Its period charm is abundant, and while it may not have the hard edge and streamlined slickness of latter-day crime fiction, its essential Englishness and satisfyingly baffling whodunnit plot ensure that its many classic pleasures translate well for modern audiences.

If there’s one thing everyone knows about Ms Christie’s perennial money-spinner, it’s that to reveal its twist ending to someone who hasn’t yet seen the play is itself a crime serious enough to be rewarded with a hasty execution in a quietened study. So remember – if you’re going to get caught in The Mousetrap, make absolutely sure you don’t squeak.

The Story

When a group of people with mysterious pasts get stuck at a countryside manor during a snow storm, a murder is committed. Only one of them could have done it. Enter Detective Sergeant Trotter, who assures all the guests he will protect them and uncover the murderer's identity. But can he succeed before the murderer strikes again?

Come and see the murder mystery that everyone talks about – without ever revealing the murderer of course – and put your sleuthing skills to the test. An evening at St Martin's Theatre is like curling up with an Agatha Christie novel - only better. Book your Mousetrap tickets today and give your little grey cells a workout as you try to guess the killer's identity.

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Nothing compares to the thrill you get from getting up-close-and-personal to the sights and sounds of a West End show in full flow, and The Mousetrap is one of London’s most thrilling. On this page you’ll find images from The Mousetrap and get a taste of what’s in store from this enthralling production.

The Mousetrap is the story of Mollie Ralston and Giles Ralston as well as their guests, Christopher Wren, Mrs Boyle, Major Metcalf, Miss Casewell, Mr Paravicini and Detective Sergeant Trotter. When characters are stuck in a country manor due to a snow storm their pasts begin to unfold and all face accusation when a murder is committed. Detective Sergeant Trotter is brought in to find the killer but he needs to act quickly before another murder can be committed.

The pictures in this gallery are from the current West End production of The Mousetrap and feature the characters of Mollie Ralstonand Giles Ralston, Christopher Wren, Mrs Boyle, Major Metcalf, Miss Casewell, Mr Paravicini and Detective Sergeant Trotter. The lead roles are performed by Christy Sullivan, Gus Murray, Travis Cotton, Linda Cropper, Nicholas Hope, Jacinta John, Robert Alexander and Justin Smith.

The murder mystery play was written by Agatha Christie and it originally premiered at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in 1952.

The play started life as a short radio play broadcast in 1947 under the name of Three Blind Mice. It has since become the longest running play of all time with over 24,500 performances to date.

We hope these pictures give you a flavour for the show and have whetted your appetite for The Mousetrap. Have a fantastic time when you see it at St Martin’s Theatre.

St. Martin's Theatre Seat Plan

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Choose your seats from the plan of the St. Martin's Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:

The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.

Venue Info

St. Martin's Theatre

St Martin's Theatre is situated on West Street in the West End of London, close to Leicester Square tube station. Built in 1916, this 553 seat venue is one of the few theatres in London to remain privately owned. It’s internationally famous as the home of the world’s longest-running play, The Mousetrap.


The first production at the St Martin’s Theatre was Fred Thompson’s Edwardian comedy Houp La! which opened on November 23 1916. Among the countless notable shows to have graced this venerable West End theatre’s stage since then are Hugh Williams’ The Grass is Greener, John Mortimer’s The Wrong Side of the Park and the twisty thriller Sleuth.


And, of course, there’s The Mousetrap. Agatha Christie’s perennial whodunnit originally opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952 before transferring to the St Martins in 1974 where it plays to this day. In celebration of its 60th anniversary on stage, The Mousetrap will begin its first ever UK tour in September 2012.


Like any long-serving institution, the St Martin’s Theatre has experienced its fair share of changes over the years. After nearly a century, general wear and tear takes its toll. In recent years there have been extensive refurbishments carried out on both the interior and exterior of the building. All of the woodwork has been restored, the curtains replaced, there is now silk wallpaper has throughout the auditorium and the seats have been reupholstered. The stage curtains were also replaced.


The layout, size and atmosphere of the St Martins Theatre make it the perfect place to see and intimate and involving drama, so it’s little wonder The Mousetrap has been such a hit there for so long.


We wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.


Venue Address: West Street, London, WC2H 9NZView Map

Venue Facilities:

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

Travel Info

Nearest Tube Station:Leicester Square
Tube Lines:Piccadilly, Northern
Nearest Rail:Charing Cross
Bus Numbers:(Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers:(Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38, N41; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Congestion Charge Zone:Yes
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