About The Mousetrap

Having opened in 1952, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie at the St Martin’s Theatre is longest running play in history.

The setting for The Mousetrap is Monkswell Manor, where a group of people, cut off by the snow, discover to their horror there is a murderer in their midst!

The play is known for its twist ending and the audience is requested not to reveal the secret after leaving the theatre. It began life as a radio play in 1947 (then called Three Blind Mice) based on a real-life case but as there had been a play called Three Blind Mice in the West End before the Second World War the name was changed to The Mousetrap when it opened in 1952.

During the record breaking run of The Mousetrap there have been no fewer than 442 actors and actresses appearing in the play, with 256 understudies and 142 miles of shirts have been ironed! 

Performance dates & times

You can book from 12-Dec-2017 to 05-Jan-2019

Running time

  • 19:30
  • 15:00
  • 19:30
  • 19:30
  • 19:30
  • 19:30
  • 16:00
  • 19:30
  • -

Important Information

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time. 

Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms.

St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

St. Martin's Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

West Street London WC2H 9NZ
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38, N41; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s at the right of the fork.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

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