The longest running stage play in the world, Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery drama The Mousetrap has been keeping West End audiences guessing for over 60 years. The Mousetrap tickets are available now right here at TickX.
Celebrating its diamond anniversary back in 2012, The Mousetrap is not just a classic; the supremely entertaining murder mystery play is a West End institution and its stupendous success has made it a fundamental part of the experience of visiting London.
St. Martin's Theatre has been the Mousetrap's London home since 1974, having started life on the West End at the smaller Ambassadors Theatre in 1952. Although the play has now been running for decades, audiences still haven't figured out whodunnit by now, making this a murder that's been investigated more than any other!
Watch as Detective Sergeant Trotter tries to get to the bottom of poor Maureen Lyon's murder at the guest house the Monkswell Manor during the dead of winter. The original West End cast featured Richard Attenborough as Det. Sgt. Trotter, and his wife Sheila Sim as the guest house's co-owner Mollie Ralston. Since then, the cast is now changed each year at the time of its anniversary, making it a good gig for many up-and-coming actors.
After over 25,000 performances, The Mousetrap shows no signs of leaving the West End yet. Neither does the clock on the mantelpiece of the fireplace in the main hall - the one prop that remains from the Mousetrap's original 1952 production.
Head along to St. Martin's Theatre today to enjoy this classic murder mystery tale, or catch it whenever it's on tour near you. Wherever you wander into The Mousetrap, make sure to keep the murderer's identity secret! Don't delay - you can pick up The Mousetrap tickets right here at TickX now.
St Martin's Theatre has become a firm stop on any theatre person's pilgrimage, being the home to the longest continuous run of any show in the world. Since March 1974, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has graced it's stage and exceeded over 26000 performances.
The theatre first opened its doors in 1916, and has since been listed as Grade II on The Heritage List of historical treasures. It was designed alongside The Ambassadors Theatre by architect W. G. R. Sprague, located on the same street in London’s West End district. St Martin's was recently refurbished, restoring the exterior back to its original grandeur, and the interior revamped with polished wooden seating and silk wallpaper.
Over the years, St Martin’s has hosted a range of memorable productions, from the Edwardian musical comedy Houp La! and Edward Percy’s The Shop At Sly Corner, to John Mortimer’s Sleuth and Hugh Williams’ The Grass is Greener. It also premiered J.B. Priestley’s When We Are Married in 1938.
Performance times: Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 3pm and Saturdays at 4pm Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Signed performance on October 20th 2017
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