The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre

The Mousetrap

25 Nov 1952 - 05 Jan 2019

£18.00 - £70.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

As a group of people gather in a remote part of the countryside they discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

The Mousetrap opened on 25 November 1952 at the Ambassadors Theatre before moving to its current home at St Martin’s Theatre on 25 March 1974.

The world’s longest-running show, it has been thrilling audiences from around the world for as long as HRH Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne, and continues to find new audiences with each generation.

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“Disarmingly direct...storytelling without the contemporary security blanket of camp or irony... vintage entertainment.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“The story, whilst sensational and full of silly coincidences, is actually quite good. Quintessentially English murder mystery.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Several...moments of suspense and keep you guessing... A beautifully preserved... country house murder mystery.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Creaky... A curious mixture of 1950s drawing-room comedy and murder mystery... the play and its author are the stars.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“The paradox of Christie’s work [is that] it is highly popular and not very good.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“A London theatrical institution... Christie’s cleverly plotted play owes a debt to JB Priestley... surprisingly adventurous.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“A lengthened version of a 30-minute [radio play] called Three Blind Mice... The script has remained loyal to the original.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Spritely enough... A highly unconvincing, not to mention oddly peremptory ending... The cast play their roles with precision.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“The interaction of characters is far more intriguing than the plot... Leaves a psychological residue that lingers like a ghost.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Though the production is kept in good nick, with regular cast changes and fresh directorial input, it’s...extraordinarily musty.”

Charles Spencer (The Telegraph)

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