The Mousetrap


Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP has been at home at St. Martins Theatre in the West End for an incredible 70 years and is still keeping millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats.

THE MOUSETRAP first entered the record books in 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre. The incredible show continues to attract audiences from all over the world. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Be part of history. Book your THE MOUSETRAP theatre tickets with LOVEtheatre today!

What is The Mousetrap about?

THE MOUSETRAP gathers a group of people together at a stately countryside guesthouse in the converted Monkswell Manor. A snow storm cuts the patrons off and they discover, to their horror, a killer is amongst them. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

The characters become increasingly suspicious as the show goes on until each and everyone of their shameful pasts is revealed up until the last, when the moment the identity of the killer and motive are finally revealed.

The best-loved murder mystery of all time by the best-selling novelist of all time. Case closed!

Ticket Information 

Onsale now for performances until 14 September 2024. Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday 3:00pm. Sunday at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Running Time 

2 hour 20 minutes.

Cast & Creatives 

Agatha Christie (Writer), Sir Peter Saunders (Original Producer), Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen (Producer), Ian Talbot (Director), Adam Spiegel (Producer)

Eleanor McLoughlin (Mollie Ralston), Greg Lockett (Giles Ralston), George Naylor (Christopher Wren), Pamela Hardman (Mrs Boyle), Ravi Aujla (Major Metcalf), Lizzie Frain (Miss Casewell), Matthew White (Mr Paravicini), Daniel Solbe (Detective Sergeant Trotter).

Age Guidance: 7+

Additional information

To help ease the movement around the theatre each level now has its own separate entrance:

  • For the Stalls and Boxes A&B the entrance is to the left of the main doors.
  • For the Dress Circle and Boxes C&D the entrance is through the main doors.
  • For the Upper Circle the entrance is to the right of the main doors.

Changes you will notice in and around the theatre when you visit:

  • A few hours before you arrive at the theatre you will be asked to self-certify that you and no members of your party have any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
  • We have introduced 100% contactless tickets. When entering the auditorium please display your e-ticket to a member of staff for scanning.
  • Contactless bag searches will be in operation.
  • We ask that all customers wear face masks throughout the performance.
  • Drinks, programmes and merchandise can be ordered from your phone, and will be delivered to your seat. See the tab at the top of your e-ticket for more information.
  • Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the theatre – please use these on entering the theatre, and throughout your visit.

And finally, if you are feeling unwell we ask that you stay at home. You can contact the Box Office to rearrange your booking exchange free of charge, no quibbles, up to 24 hours before your booked performance – email [email protected].

If you feel unwell whilst on site, please contact a member of staff who will provide assistance.

Other things that are taking place at theatre:

We will be undergoing extensive cleaning between performances

Backstage we have made some changes too. or the first time we will have two alternating 8-member casts, which will minimise the chance of us having to cancel any performances and our backstage crew will also be working in bubbles and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Booking Period

17 May 2021 - 14 Sep 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 3:00PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

St Martins Theatre

26 West St, London WC2H 9NA

Get Directions

Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square, Covent Garden or Charing Cross


14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus, Upper St Martin's Lane and Bedfordbury

In the Press

Sunday Times

'A truly entertaining classic'

New York Times

'One of the most skilfully written murder mysteries ever produced'

The Observer

'Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers'

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