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The Mousetrap - West End

Agatha Christie's thriller The Mousetrap is the world's longest running play and concerns a group of travelers stranded in a snowbound inn. The drama unfolds as they are killed off one by one.

Here you will find all the information you need about the longest running show, of any kind, in the world. Please follow the links above for details on how to book and for a brief history of this legendary show and its beautiful home.

The Mousetrap is celebrating the 62nd year of a record breaking run during which over 25,000 performances have been given. It is quite simply a great piece of theatrical history because of what it is, a whodunit written by the greatest crime writer of all time.


Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes,2 hours and 30 minutes,2 hours and 30 minutes,2 hours and 30 minutes

Mondays: 7:30pm

Tuesdays: 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Wednesdays: 7:30pm

Thursdays: 7:30pm

Fridays: 7:30pm

Saturdays: 4:00pm and 7:30pm

St. Martin's Theatre

(London, )
Leicester Square
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by BroadwayWorld UK TV - May 18, 2021
The Mousetrap was the very first West End production up and running again (post-lockdown) last night. Yesterday BroadwayWorld's Tom Hayden Millward (@WestEndReporter) interviewed the show's producer (Adam Spiegel) and two members of the 'All Star' West End cast, who are helping to relaunch it, at the St. Martin's Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - September 29, 2020
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - the longest running show in the world, which had been due to resume performances at The St Martin's Theatre on Friday 23 October - is to have its reopening postponed.
by Robert Diamond - July 3, 2020
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - the longest running show in the world, which had to be suspended when the Coronavirus Pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres - is to re-open in the West End on Friday 23 October.
by Stephi Wild - October 29, 2019
According to London Theatre Direct, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie has extended its run in the West End once more. It is now booking through November 2020 at St. Martin's Theatre.
by Marianka Swain - May 8, 2017
THE MOUSETRAP, Agatha Christie's legendary whodunit, is still going strong at St Martin's Theatre after more than 60 years in the West End. This classic thriller is the longest-running show, of any kind, in the world - yet the ending remains a closely guarded secret from those that haven't seen it. Book tickets here from £17.50
by Christina Mancuso - October 22, 2015
Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, EastEnders, Doc Martin) will star as Mrs Boyle in the record-breaking 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap from January 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal on 19 January before visiting more than 25 further venues across the UK. Further casting will be announced in due course.