Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Important Info: We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time. Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms. St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.
A classic whodunit from the pen of that legendary crime writer Agatha Christie. This murder mystery is the longest running play in the UK and, in fact the world but has yet to appear as a film. Christie herself stipulated that this thriller must not be made into a film and that still holds true today.
So as the show goes into its 60th year in the West End, what can audiences expect when they walk through the doors of St Martin’s Theatre?
Let’s start with the title ‘The Mousetrap’. This is aptly named as the plot is centred upon a group of people who have been ’ensnared’ as a result of heavy snow. A policeman arrives at the hotel and warns the guests that a killer is on the loose. Later on, one of the hotel guests is murdered and everyone suddenly realises that the murderer is likely to be one of them!
From then on, the plot twists and turns as each of the guests tries to guess who the murderer is. Only at the end do we find out who the real killer is. What sets this play apart is that the audience are asked at the end of each production not to reveal the identity of the murderer to anyone outside of the theatre.
The play starts with a converted hotel, formerly known as Monkswell Manor, which is in a rural location. This is a relatively new hotel run by a young couple – Giles and Mollie Ralston. Due to a heavy snowfall, they and the guests are trapped in the hotel until it clears. They are joined by a passer-by who has been forced to take shelter in the hotel as his car is stuck in the snow.
They learn from the police that a dangerous killer is on the loose and so they must take care. Later on, one of the guests is found murdered which brings it home to everyone that the killer could be inside the hotel, in fact, he/she could be one of them!
You will be taken on a tense, gripping and nail biting journey of trying to discover which one of the guests is the murderer. Each one of the guests starts to form their own opinion as to who it is which is also very revealing!
In the very best tradition of this play the killer’s identity can only be revealed to those present at the theatre on the night of the production. So if you want to know the secrets of The Mousetrap, then you will have to pick up tickets and see the show for yourself!
The Mousetrap currently runs at St Martin’s Theatre in London’s West End.
Did You Know?
• The cast currently includes performers like Karen Archer, Jamie Hutchins, Simon Haines and Christopher Knott, amongst others (correct as of January 2017 and subject to change).
• Whilst it has been in the West End for six decades, its first tour did not take place until 2012 when it was seen in locations like Birmingham.
• Previous cast members to appear in The Mousetrap over the decades include Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, David Raven and Anne Kavanagh, plus many others.
• The show’s original title was Three Blind Mice but this had to be changed as another play by that title once appeared in the West End.
• As it opened in 1952 it has enjoyed the longest initial run of any show in the world. As it still runs in the West End this record will not be broken any time soon.
• The Mousetrap celebrated its 1000th performance back in 1955!
|Booking From:||Thursday, 16th February 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 6th January 2018|
|Running Time:||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Recommended for ages 12 and over.|
|Important Info:||We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time. Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms. St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.|
|Tue:||3pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||4pm and 7.30pm|
|Thursday, 23 Feb, 2017||St. Martin's Theatre, London||The Mousetrap|
|Friday, 24 Feb, 2017||St. Martin's Theatre, London||The Mousetrap|
|Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017||St. Martin's Theatre, London||The Mousetrap|
|Monday, 27 Feb, 2017||St. Martin's Theatre, London||The Mousetrap|
|Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017||St. Martin's Theatre, London||The Mousetrap|
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