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The Mousetrap

St Martin's Theatre, West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9NZ
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The Mousetrap centres on a group of people gathered together in a remote part of the countryside, who discover there is a murderer in their midst. The question, of course, is which one of them is the guilty party.

You would think audiences would know whodunnit by now, but more than half a century on and they are still asking!

Agatha Christie's classic thriller The Mousetrap continues on the world's longest run. The show opened at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and moved next door to its current home in 1974.

During The Mousetrap's London run, 124 miles of shirts have been ironed and more than 426 tonnes of ice cream have been consumed by audience members. In this time, cast members have set a number of records: David Raven is noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the Most Durable Actor, an accolade he gained after giving 4,575 performances as Major Metcalfe; and Nancy Seabrooke spent a record-breaking 15 years working as an understudy on The Mousetrap.

Cast & Creatives

Claire Cartwright, Eleanor Cox, Henry Devas, Timothy Kightley, Phillip Langhorne, Audrey Palmer, Robert Rees, Ian Targett
Agatha Christie
Ian Talbot
Mousetrap Productions Ltd

St Martin's Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9NZ
0844 499 1515
Official site
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (250m up hill)
Nearest bus
14,19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross (350m up hill)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown only 3 minutes away, or Q-Park Soho.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7395 5408 Fax: 020 7240 5916
Access discounts available.
Access description
3 shallow steps up from the pavement through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office counter to left. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Steps are highlighted. 5 steps to the back of the Dress Circle and 2 steps between rows. 29 steps down to front of Stalls. Theatre open 30 mins before performance. Access Guides available on request.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red systems. You will be asked for a deposit. Please book in advance.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement with the management. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s office.
There is 1 space for wheelchair users in Box C at Dress Circle level and 1 wheelchair space in the Dress Circle. Removable ramp up 5 steps to Box C and Dress Circle – staff will assist. Your wheelchair will be raised on a small platform to enable you to see over the parapet. Your companion can be seated next to you. Transfer possible to aisle seats in the Dress Circle – wheelchairs stored in Royal Room corridor. For the sake of Health & Safety it is advisable for wheelchair users to bring an able-bodied companion with them.
Toilets located a few steps up from back of Stalls, at Dress Circle and at Upper Circle. An additional Ladies' toilet is situated off the foyer.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet outside Box C in the Dress Circle.
3 licensed bars. Dress Circle bar 12 steps up from Dress Circle; Stalls bar is at the back of the Stalls. Limited seating available.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

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Show times
Mon-Sat 19:30, Mats Tue 15:00, Sat 16:00
Opening night
Booking until
Box office
0844 499 1515
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