Thinking of finally booking to see the play that has been entertaining London audiences for 70 years? Book now to enjoy Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap with Theatre Breaks’ ticket and hotel packages. Who knows, you might even solve it! I know that you will enjoy it.
The Mousetrap’s reign as the World’s longest running play has been going on for quite some time now since opening in London in 1952 and 70 years later The Mousetrap Theatre Breaks, packages with tickets and hotel accommodation are still as popular as ever and Agatha Christie is still entertaining and enthralling London audiences!
Quite aptly, St Martin’s Theatre, home of the long-running play, The Mousetrap, was London’s first West End theatre to host performances after lockdown as producers thanked theatregoers for their ongoing support of The Mousetrap
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Agatha Christie’s murder- mystery is as much a “Must See” for visitors to London as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square or the Tower of London.
The Mousetrap is set in a country house hotel run by a young couple – Mollie and Giles Ralston. During a particularly wintery night five guests arrive to find themselves snowed in with no means of anyone getting in or out. So, it comes as a surprise to all when a policeman manages to battle through the snow drifts and arrives to warn the group that a murderer is heading their way. The sudden death of one of the guests has everyone pointing fingers, but it soon becomes clear that all is not what it seems to be and that everyone is a suspect.
That The Mousetrap is still going, after so many years, is of no surprise. The quality of the writing and the acting is excellent. Whilst the cast do great homage to the Dame of Suspense they also make sure that a modern audience will enjoy the story, just as much as the original audiences, over a half a century ago.
I had the great fortune to see The Mousetrap (for the third time) recently – and no, I am not going to tell you who-dunnit – and without hesitation I can recommend the play to any London visitor. The Mousetrap is a perfect highlight to a London Theatre Break.
More information and tickets can be found at https://uk.the-mousetrap.co.uk/
The Mousetrap Information File:
Theatre : St Martin’s Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 8DP
Genre : Play
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square on the Piccadilly and Northern lines
Opened: 25th November 1952
Booking to October 2024.
Performance times : Monday to Saturday at 1930; Tuesday 1500 & Saturday at 1600
Age suitability : For ages 8+
Theatre Tip: What I did do was eat beforehand at Souk just around the corner on Litchfield Street – selling North African dishes as befits the name. But if you really want to push the boat out the world renowned The Ivy is opposite the theatre! Booking essential.
The Mousetrap Tidbits
It is now in its 70th year and had not missed a single performance until the Covid-19 Lockdown in 2020
It is produced by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen who is uncle to the prolific amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen.
The Mousetrap and Nearby Hotels
The Mousetrap is situated between Seven Dials and Cambridge Circus, in the heart of London’s Theatreland. If you are looking for hotels within walking distance select Theatre to Hotel Listing when you come to chose your hotel. You have a wonderful selection of three, four and five star hotels within just a few minutes walk of St Martin’s Theatre to choose from.
If you are not looking to stay nearby but in another area in London (The City, Kensington, Hammersmith, Mayfair for example) then Leicester Square underground is the nearest station and from there you can explore the rest of London within just a few stops.
Reviews for The Mousetrap
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A recent first visit to The Mousetrap was an interesting experience.
The small cast completely threw themselves into their roles, some could say that it was perhaps a bit overacted. The theatre was a joy, a previously unexplored treasure in London.
Worth seeing if you have a few hours to spare, even if only for the fact of it being the longest running play in the West End
I had not seen it for over 40 years and could not remember who had done it! Dated but nonetheless very enjoyable and I still couldn't remember who had done it - until all was revealed of course! At the time I went it was an anniversary occasion for show. Very unique show especially compared with current choices.