The Mousetrap Tickets
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St Martin's Theatre London
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Opening date:
26 March, 1974
2 hours 15 minutes
Agatha Christie
Ian Talbot
Lynette Edwards (Mrs Boyle), Sam Heron (Christopher Wren), Alan Magor (Detective-Sergeant Trotter), Paul Ridley (Major Metcalf), Mary Galloway (Miss Casewell), Sean Patterson (Mr Paravicini), Dan Burton (Giles Ralston), Hayley Flaherty (Mollie Ralston).
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The Mousetrap Tickets London

St Martin’s Theatre box office London events, The Mousetrap tickets. The Mousetrap enters its 65th record-breaking year on stage. Book online now and save time.

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Running at the St. Martin’s Theatre since 1974, the original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and has since been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries around the world.

“A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.

Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. A cracking yarn and an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!”

The world’s longest-running show, The Mousetrap now has three entries in the Guinness Book of Records, including those for the longest continuous run of any show in the world, the ‘most durable’ actor (David Raven, who played Major Metcalf for 4,575 performances) and ‘longest-serving understudy’ (Nancy Seabrooke, who stood by as Mrs Boyle 6,240 times).

Since The Mousetrap opened 450 actors and actresses have appeared in the play alongside 260 understudies, with a new cast joining the show every nine months.

Agatha Christie became a Dame of the British Empire in 1971; her books have sold millions of copies around the world – more than any other author, after The Bible. She died on the 12th January 1976 aged 85 after giving the rights to the stage play to her nine-year-old grandson Mathew Prichard.

The Mousetrap play was originally produced by Peter Saunders who handed over responsibility for the show in 1994 to Mousetrap Productions, under the management of Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen.

Visitors from all over the world watch The Mousetrap each week and become part of the historic story of the show, keeping the secret of the plot.
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FAQs about The Mousetrap play in London’s West End

1. How long has The Mousetrap been running in London?

The Mousetrap is the longest continuously-running play in history, having opened in the West End in 1952 and exceeding over 28,000 performances to date.

2. What theatre is it currently playing at?

The play is now showing at St Martin’s Theatre in London after originally premiering at the Ambassadors Theatre. 

3. Who is in the current cast?

The cast changes periodically with a newer cast taking over in 2022 led by Geoffrey Streatfeild and Lucy Phelps.

4. What are the runtime and schedule?

The runtime is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including an intermission. Performances are scheduled eveningly at 7:30 pm and matinees at 2:30 pm.

5. What is the recommended age for the production? 

Due to its mystery themes and limited violence, parental guidance is suggested for those under 10 years old.

6. How can I purchase tickets?

You can book tickets directly through the St Martin’s Theatre box office online, by phone, or in person.

7. Are discounts or lotteries available?

Yes, discounted day seats are sold in person on the day of shows for patrons under 30 or students. 

8. Is late seating permitted?

Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break in the play at the discretion of management.

9. Are recordings or photos allowed during the show?

Strictly no photos or videos are permitted once inside the theatre.

10. What is the typical stage door experience like?

Fans wait at the stage door after shows for cast members to emerge and sign programs.


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