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THE MOUSETRAP

Now showing, Open Run

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Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

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A true west end tradition!

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap ( based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away the plot of the show!

Christie herself was not altogether positive as to the play's run, giving it 8 months 'at most', so perhaps her edict seemed fair at the time. But it is a testament to theatre audiences that The Mousetrap has survived at St. Martin's Theatre, continually running for 62 years (and counting), playing over 25,000 performances to amateur sleuths from all over the world.

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6 decades have done nothing to dull The Mousetrap, the story of an odd assortment of guests snowed in at Monkswell Manor, whilst a murderer is at large and en-route. But could they be already here? When bodies start showing up, it's up to the stranded troupe to solve the mystery, before they become a part of it?

Did you know?

Wonder why you haven?t seen the film? The secrecy around the plot wasn't the only condition laid down by Dame Agatha. A film adaptation is only allowed six months after the West End production closes, and that doesn't look all that likely any time soon!

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 25 March 1974

Audience

The Mousetrap is recommended age for children is 12 years and up. Young children are admitted but not encouraged unless the parent is confident that the child is old enough to be attentive to the performance and not a distraction for other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy infants.

Run time

Two hours 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Show times

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 Matinee-3:00---4:00-
 Evening7:307:307:307:307:307:30-

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What You Say

7 reviews, average rating: (3.6 Stars)

C Reidy: “Suspense To The End”

Lovely quaint theatre excellent actors /actresses truly didn't work out w... more

Richard: “Excellent 'Whodunit'!”

My wife and I attended the Nov. 19, 2009 performance, seated in the fourth ... more

A. Benoit: “To All Agathe Christie Fans...”

To anyone who has every been an Agathe Christie fan this is a must see. The... more

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