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What to expect

  • The longest running play in the West End is back at St. Martin’s Theatre.
  • You'll be hanging off the edge of their seat at Agatha Christie’s world-famous murder mystery.
  • Directed by Ian Talbot and produced by Adam Spiegel, The Mousetrap features all of the same guessing games, ‘50s costumes and twists and turns that have been delighting audiences for nearly 70 years.

Grab your magnifying glass and put those thinking caps on, because you've been invited to Monkswell Manor to solve The Mousetrap’s murder mystery, which has kept audiences guessing since 1952. 

Seven strangers are stranded at the grand Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. After hearing about a recent murder over the local news channel, they are unexpectedly visited by a police officer who is concerned that the murderer-at-large lies within their midst.

Black and white image of an actor in The Mousetrap writing in a notepad.

The Mousetrap was written in 1952 by the world’s most famous detective fiction writer, Agatha Christie, under her pseudonym Mary Westmacott. It has been running in West End and worldwide theatres ever since, engrossing over 10 million audience members across 68 years and more than 28,000 performances. The unparalleled phenomenon of this beloved Agatha Christie play includes an infamous twist ending, which audiences are sworn to secrecy about before leaving the theatre. Over the years, The Mousetrap cast has featured some of the biggest names in drama, from Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart to Miranda Hart and Tamsin Greig. Now back at London’s St. Martin’s Theatre with direction by Ian Talbot, classic 1950s costume and set design and only the most dramatic storytelling, The Mousetrap will have the whole family in a fit of suspense.

The case reopens in October 2020, so believe the hype, get your The Mousetrap tickets now and discover that top secret twist for yourself!

What to know before you go

  • The Mousetrap is 2 hours and 20 minutes long including an interval and is suitable for children over 12 years old.
  • There are multiple bars within the theatre serving soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks. Set in the heart of Covent Garden, there are also plenty of restaurants near St Martin's Theatre including Bill’s, The Ivy, Shake Shack and Seven Dials Market.
  • There are toilets on every level of the theatre and an accessible toilet on the Dress Circle level.
  • St. Martin’s Theatre is accessible for wheelchair and scooter users and has infrared hearing loop access.
  • The auditorium is air-conditioned and there is a merchandise shop on site.
  • Bag searches will be carried out upon your arrival.

Getting there

  • Head to St. Martin’s Theatre in Covent Garden to uncover the mystery.
  • The nearest car park is in Newport Place and is part of the Q-Park Car Parking scheme, offering theatregoers 50% off.
  • If you are arriving via Tube, Leicester Square is just a three-minute walk away and serves the Northern and Piccadilly lines. Covent Garden is also a four-minute walk away and serves the Piccadilly line.
  • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross, a 10-minute walk to the theatre.
  • The closest bus stop is Charing Cross Road, servicing routes 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40 and 176.

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