Find a show or venue


Order by phone

0845 505 8500

Your independent guide to the best shows in London

West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ

Show poster


Now showing, Open Run

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

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

Buy Tickets For The MousetrapBuy Tickets

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 audience or press member was to ever give away the plot of the show!

Christie herself was not altogether positive as to the play's run, giving it eight months 'at most', so perhaps her edict seemed fair at the time. But it is a testament to theatre audiences that The Mousetrap has endured at St. Martin's Theatre, continually running for 66 years (and counting), playing over 25,000 performances to amateur sleuths from all over the world.


Six 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 given that it has been going strong for over 60 years without any sign of ending, that doesn't look all that likely any time soon!

Additional Information


Opening night: 25 March 1974


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


The Mousetrap Shop

What You Say

9 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)

C Reidy: “Suspense To The End”

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

Marian: “Fun, A Bit Daft, Very Well Done. ”

I'm not a huge fan of Christie, but this play delivered. It was much fun, w... more

Richard: “Excellent 'Whodunit'!”

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

View all reviewsWrite review


Please note: The term St Martins Theatre and/or The Mousetrap as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the St Martins Theatre and/or The Mousetrap and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the St Martins Theatre and/or The Mousetrap and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.

What's on When

Keep up to date