The world's longest-running play of any kind, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre is now in it's 65th year!
The Mousetrap has now been running for 65 years during which time over 27,000 performances have been given. It is quite simply a great piece of theatrical history written by the greatest crime writer of all time.
This world record breaking production of The Mousetrap continues to enthrall, to entertain and to thrill audiences who still flock to the St Martin's Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner....
The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences from around the world for as long as Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne. They have shared Silver and Ruby jubilees and recently both enjoyed their Golden celebration.
During this phenomenal run there have been no fewer than 297 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 86 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 320 tons of ice cream sold. Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records, David Raven as the 'Most Durable actor' for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf, and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy. The Mousetrap first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.
From Monday April 23rd, 2018 The Mousetrap cast includes Matthew Foster as Detective-Sergeant Trotter, Russel Floyd as Major Metcalf, William Findley as Giles Ralston, Emily Plumtree as Mollie Ralston, Malcolm James as Mr Paravicini, Liz Elvin as Mrs Boyle, Arabella Neale as Miss Casewell, and Joel Macey as Christopher Wren. It is directed by High Ross.
Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret... Book The Mousetrap Tickets now!
Access description: 3 shallow steps up from the pavement through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office counter to left. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Steps are highlighted. 5 steps to the back of the Dress Circle and 2 steps between rows. 29 steps down to front of Stalls. Theatre open 30 mins before performance. Access Guides available on request.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red systems. You will be asked for a deposit. Please book in advance.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium or staff will dog-sit by prior arrangement with the management. Dogs will be looked after in the Manager’s office.
Disabled Access: There is 1 space for wheelchair users in Box C at Dress Circle level and 1 wheelchair space in the Dress Circle. Removable ramp up 5 steps to Box C and Dress Circle – staff will assist. Your wheelchair will be raised on a small platform to enable you to see over the parapet. Your companion can be seated next to you. Transfer possible to aisle seats in the Dress Circle – wheelchairs stored in Royal Room corridor. For the sake of Health & Safety it is advisable for wheelchair users to bring an able-bodied companion with them.
Toilets: Toilets located a few steps up from back of Stalls, at Dress Circle and at Upper Circle. An additional Ladies' toilet is situated off the foyer.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet outside Box C in the Dress Circle