The Mousetrap


Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP has been at home at St. Martins Theatre in the West End for almost 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 March 2021. Tickets from £22.64. Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Wednesday & Saturday 3:00pm. Christmas schedule may vary. 

Running Time 

2 hour 20 minutes, with an interval. 

Cast & Creatives 

Sam Ebeneezer/Paul Hilliar (Detective-Sergeant Trotter), Demian Matthews/Peter Landi (Major Metcalf), Neil Ditt/Hadyn Oakley (Giles Ralston), Eleanor McLoughlin/Kate Tydman (Mollie Ralston), Tony Timberlake/Philip Voyzey (Mr Paravicini), Nicola Blackman/Brenda Longman (Mrs Boyle), Sarah Moss/Lizzie Muncey (Miss Casewell), Joshua Griffin/Alexander Wolfe (Christopher Wren)

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

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.
  • Your temperature will be taken before you enter the theatre.
  • Contactless bag searches will be in operation.
  • Once inside the auditorium the reduced capacity will become evident and you will notice that no customer bubbles will be seated within one metre of each other.
  • We ask that all customers wear face masks throughout the performance.
  • A one-way system will be in operation around sections of the venue. Please observe the signage as you move around the theatre.
  • 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.
  • Please arrive in plenty of extra time to allow for social distancing whilst taking your seat.
  • Hand sanitizers will be placed throughout the theatre – please use these on entering the theatre, and throughout your visit.
  • The Cloakroom will not be open so please do not bring bulky items that cannot be kept with you.

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

From 24 Oct 2020 - 28 Mar 2021

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 3:00PM, 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 4:00PM. 7:30PM

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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