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St Martin's Theatre, London
Booking to 1 March 2025

About The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s timeless thriller now in its 70th year

The Mousetrap, Agatha Christies iconic play continues to thrill audiences at the St Martin’s Theatre in London.

A masterpiece in murder-mystery writing, The Mousetrap sees a group of strangers gathered together in a remote country house only to discover a murderer in their midst. Having opened in 1952, The Mousetrap continues to find new audiences with each new generation.

Experience this theatrical legend – an irresistible whodunit treat for the whole family.

The Mousetrap is now booking to 1 March 2025 at the St Martin’s Theatre, London.

What's the story of The Mousetrap?

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

Who is in the cast of The Mousetrap?

The Mousetrap features Rachel Summers (Bleak Expectations) as Mollie Ralston, Christopher Bonwell (The Entertainer) as Giles Ralston, Joshua Glenister (Witness For The Prosecution) as Christopher Wren, Gay Soper (Godspell) as Mrs Boyle, Miles Richardson (King Charles III) as Major Metcalf, Jessica Temple (Patriots) as Miss Casewell, Sebastien Torkia (Matilda The Musical) as Mr Paravicini, and George Hannigan (The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.

The cast will also include Clive Marlowe, Sarah Parkins, Ben Riddle, Kieran Seabrook France, Alexander Scrivens, and Cathryn Sherman.

Who are the creative team of The Mousetrap?

The Mousetrap is written by Agatha Christie, and directed by Ian Talbot. The company manager is Paula Salmon, deputy stage manager is Helen Cobb, and costumer supervisor is Janet Hudson Holt.


Reviews of The Mousetrap

★★★★ "A proper theatre moment" - The Times
"Still like clockwork" - The Evening Standard
"[The] murder mystery has been given a shot — a shot of Botox! — by director Ian Talbot" - Daily Mail
"Agatha Christie’s indestructible whodunnit" - Time Out
★★★  Average review score

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 1 March 2025
Age restrictions
Ages 7+ (recommended). Children under school age will not be permitted entry. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All children must have their own ticket
Running time
2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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The Mousetrap is playing at the St Martin's Theatre in London
The running time of The Mousetrap is 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
The age recommendations for The Mousetrap are: Ages 7+ (recommended). Children under school age will not be permitted entry. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All children must have their own ticket
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Yes, The Mousetrap has matinee performances on the following days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

News about The Mousetrap

St Martin’s Theatre celebrates 50 years of hosting The Mousetrap
West End theatre the St. Martin’s Theatre is marking a major milestone this month as it celebrates 50 years of playing host to Agatha Christie’s long-running murder mystery The Mousetrap. The Mousetrap marked its 70th anniversary in 2022 and is the world's longest running play ever. The show premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 and toured the UK, before opening at London’s Ambassadors Theatre - next door to the St Martin's Theatre, on 25 November 1952. In March 1974 The Mousetrap moved to the St. Martin’s Theatre, where it has played ever since. Designed by legendary theatre designer W. G. R. Sprague, St Martin’s Theatre first opened in 1916, commissioned by Richard Verney, 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke, together with B. A. (Bertie) Meyer. The St. Martin’s theatre is still owned by the present Lord Willoughby de Broke and his family. Lord Willoughby de Broke said in a statement: "At St. Martin's Theatre, we're thrilled to mark 50 incredible years since The Mousetrap first graced our stage on March 25, 1974. As we celebrate this milestone, we also tip our hats to the 22 years it spent captivating audiences next door at the Ambassadors. It's 72-year run is testament to the enduring charm of Agatha Christie's masterpiece and the dedicated team on Stage and behind the scenes. Here's to half a century of theatrical excellence, with The Mousetrap continuing to shine brightly in London's West End."" Producer of The Mousetrap, Adam Spiegel, said: "I'm immensely proud that St. Martin's Theatre as provided a home for The Mousetrap over the past 50 remarkable years, contributing to its illustrious 72-year legacy. Millions of theatregoers have experienced the show in the intimate atmosphere and rich historical backdrop that St. Martin's provides. It is the perfect setting for our timeless production. I'm deeply grateful for the legacy established before my tenure and eagerly anticipate the milestones yet to unfold." The current London cast of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap includes Rachel Summers as Mollie Ralston, Christopher Bonwell as Giles Ralston, Joshua Glenister as Christopher Wren, Gay Soper as Mrs Boyle, Miles Richardson as Major Metcalf, Jessica Temple as Miss Casewell, Sebastien Torkia as Mr Paravicini, and George Hannigan as Detective Sgt. Trotter, with Clive Marlowe, Sarah Parkins, Ben Riddle, Kieran Seabrook France, Alexander Scrivens, and Cathryn Sherman. The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel with Direction by Ian Talbot OBE and associate direction by Denise Silvey. Book tickets to The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre in London
New cast announced for The Mousetrap 70th anniversary tour
New casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, which is touring the UK and Ireland. From 30 January 2024, the cast of the iconic murder-mystery on tour will include Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) who continues to play Major Metcalf and Gwyneth Strong (known for playing Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses) as Mrs. Boyle. They will be joined by Neerja Naik as Mollie Ralston, Barnaby Jago as Giles Ralston, Shaun McCourt as Christopher Wren, Amy Spinks as Miss Casewell, Steven Elliot as Mr. Paravicini, and Michael Ayiotis as Detective Sgt. Trotter. Former EastEnders actor John Altman (best known for play Nick Cotton) most recently played Mr. Paravicini. Genre-defining murder mystery The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 and toured the UK before opening in the West End where it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre, over 70 years on.  The iconic thriller’s 70th Anniversary tour also opened in Nottingham in September 2022, and continues to travel throughout the UK and Ireland, marking its milestone anniversary by visiting over 70 theatres, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more. The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel with Direction by Ian Talbot OBE and Denise Silvey. The West End production of The Mousetrap is now booking until 14 September 2024 at the St Martin's Theatre, London. The Mousetrap UK tour - new cast portraits [ngg src="galleries" ids="1514" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"] The Mousetrap UK tour - dates & venues Tue 30 Jan - Sat 3 Feb 2024SUNDERLAND EMPIRE Mon 12 - Sat 17 Feb 2024NORTHAMPTON ROYAL & DERNGATE Mon 19 - Sat 24 Feb 2024BARNSTAPLE QUEEN’S THEATRE Tue 27 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2024BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar 2024SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE Mon 11 - Sat 16 Mar 2024DONCASTER CAST Mon 18 - Sat 23 Mar 2024SWINDON WYVERN THEATRE Mon 25 - Sat 30 Mar 2024CREWE LYCEUM Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr 2024HIGH WYCOMBE WYCOMBE SWAN Mon 8 - Sat 13 Apr 2024SALFORD THE LOWRY Mon 15 - Sat 20 Apr 2024EXETER NORTHCOTT THEATRE Mon 29 Apr - Sat 4 May 2024POOLE LIGHTHOUSE Tue 7 - Sat 18 May 2024DUBLIN GAIETY THEATRE 27 May - 1 Jun 2024DUNFERMLINE ALHAMBRA THEATRE Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jun 2024SHREWSBURY SEVERN THEATRE Mon 10 - Sat 15 Jun 2024WAKEFIELD THEATRE ROYAL Mon 24 - Sat 29 Jun 2024WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE Mon 1 - Sat 6 Jul 2024SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE Mon 8 - Sat 13 Jul 2024DUNSTABLE GROVE THEATRE Tue 16 - Sat 20 Jul 2024COLCHESTER MERCURY THEATRE Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jul 2024DARLINGTON HIPPODROME Mon 29 Jul - Sat 3 Aug 2024WINDSOR THEATRE ROYAL
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap reveals new London cast
Agatha Christie’s thriller The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre in London - the world's longest running play, has announced a new cast. From 20 November 2023, the play will feature Rachel Summers (Bleak Expectations) as Mollie Ralston, Christopher Bonwell (The Entertainer) as Giles Ralston, Joshua Glenister (Witness For The Prosecution) as Christopher Wren, Gay Soper (Godspell) as Mrs Boyle, Miles Richardson (King Charles III) as Major Metcalf, Jessica Temple (Patriots) as Miss Casewell, Sebastien Torkia (Matilda The Musical) as Mr Paravicini, and George Hannigan (The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) as Detective Sgt. Trotter. The cast will also include Clive Marlowe, Sarah Parkins, Ben Riddle, Kieran Seabrook France, Alexander Scrivens, and Cathryn Sherman. The murder mystery by Agatha Christie first premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 and toured the UK before opening in the West End where it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre, 70 years on. The iconic thriller’s 70th Anniversary tour also opened in Nottingham in September 2022, and continues to travel throughout the UK and Ireland, marking its milestone anniversary by visiting over 70 theatres, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more. The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel with Direction by Ian Talbot OBE and associate direction by Denise Silvey. Book tickets to The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre in London
The Mousetrap to open on Broadway, celebrates 70 years in the West End
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is finally opening on Broadway. Producers of the show have now announced that The Mousetrap is heading to Broadway in 2023 - a first for the famous whodunnit. The news comes as the world's longest-running play celebrates its 70th anniversary today, 25 November 2022, having premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952. The show has been seen by over 10 million people (and played 28,915 times in London!), and continues to play at the St Martin's Theatre, next door to the Ambassadors, and is now booking to 25 November 2023. The Broadway opening follows the success of new movie See How They Run, set against the backdrop of The Mousetrap celebrating its 100th performance in the 1950's. Its starry cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, and David Oyelowo. Some famous names have been rumoured for the Broadway cast, but no casting or theatre has yet been announced. A special midday matinee performance of the play will take place today in London for many of the people - onstage and backstage - who have worked on The Mousetrap in the past. Also as part of the 70th celebrations, a special cartoon has been commissioned by the show's producers, drawn by acclaimed writer and cartoonist for The Sunday Times and Private Eye, Nick Newman (see below). A masterpiece in murder-mystery writing, The Mousetrap sees a group of strangers gathered together in a remote country house only to discover a murderer in their midst. The current cast includes Eleanor McLoughlin as Mollie Ralston, Greg Lockett as Giles Ralston, George Naylor as Christopher Wren, Pamela Hardman as Mrs. Boyle, Ravi Aujla as Major Metcalf, Lizzie Frain as Miss Casewell, Matthew White as Mr. Paravicini and Daniel Solbe as Detective Sergeant Trotter. Other cast include Elliot Coombe, Kate Cresswell, Bella Farr, Clive Marlowe and Thomas Wingfield. The Mousetrap is written by Agatha Christie, and directed by Ian Talbot. The Broadway production will be a co-production between The Mousetrap’s UK producer Adam Spiegel, and Tony Award-winning US producer Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Motown The Musical, The Play That Goes Wrong, Six). Kevin McCollum is also producing the West End transfer of Mrs Doubtfire, and recently joined forces with Jamie Wilson to become principal producers of the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Kevin McCollum said: “I am thrilled that Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery that changed popular theatre and has been a landmark attraction for US visitors to London’s West End for the past 70 years will now be coming to Broadway. I’m excited for the huge Christie fan-base in North America, and for the acting company in New York who will join the esteemed ranks of The Mousetrap alumni.”. Adam Spiegel said: “There can be no better way to mark today’s milestone in The Mousetrap’s illustrious run, than to look ahead to a production in New York. I feel after the longest out of town try-out in history, The Mousetrap is finally ready to transfer to Broadway!” Book The Mousetrap tickets at St Martin's Theatre in London The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary cartoon by Nick Newman
The Mousetrap special 70th anniversary performance, new cast, and National Literacy Trust partnership
Agatha Christie's thriller The Mousetrap is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary in the West End. The world's longest running play will host a special celebration performance on Friday 25 November 2022 - the night of the 70th anniversary. The special midday matinee performance on Friday 25 November will be to give thanks and recognition to the vast number of people who have worked and continue to work on the production, including guests with a historic connection to the show. A new cast has also been announced for the show. From 21 November 2022, the cast will be Sara Lessore (The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Globe) as Mollie Ralston, George Banks (Coronation Street) as Giles Ralston, Jonathan Tynan-Moss (Doctor Who Time Fracture) as Christopher Wren, Sarah Whitlock (The Mousetrap) as Mrs. Boyle, Philip Childs (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) as Major Metcalf, Phoebe Sparrow (Downton Abbey) as Miss Casewell, Rob Pomfret (BBC's The Responder) as Mr. Paravicini and George Jones as Detective Sgt. Trotter. The Mousetrap murder mystery by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, has been performed over 28,500 times in London and has been seen by over 10 million people. Husband-and-wife stars Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim starred in the first production of the drama in 1952, represented on film this year by new movie See How They Run, set against the backdrop of the 100th performance celebrations of the show. As part of the year's celebration, The Mousetrap has also partnered with the National Literacy Trust, an independent charity working to give children the literacy skills to succeed in life. The two-year partnership will deliver the Young Mystery Writers programme, working with 30 secondary school in London and across the UK to inspire a new generation of mystery writers. The young students from disadvantaged backgrounds will write their own whodunnit short story and see The Mousetrap. Tim Judge, Head of Schools Programmes at the National Literacy Trust, said: “This partnership will use Agatha Christie’s incredible legacy to encourage a love of writing – a key literacy skill – in 600 students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time and Young Mystery Writers, on the 70th anniversary of The Mousetrap, will continue to serve as an inspiration to the next generation of mystery writers.” Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: “As the custodian of The Mousetrap in its 70th year I am delighted to be supporting the fantastic work of the National Literacy Trust. Agatha Christie has inspired countless readers from every walk of life and I can think of no better partnership to honour the legacy of her work” The 70th Anniversary touring production of The Mousetrap opened at Nottingham Theatre Royal in September 2022 and will perform at over 70 venues throughout the UK and Ireland. The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel and directed by Ian Talbot OBE. Book tickets to The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre in London
See How They Run Reviews starring Sam Rockwell, Saiorse Ronan, Adrien Brody
London's West End Theatre district - Theatreland! - doesn't usually get much screen time. But See How They Run is set to change that. In cinemas from tomorrow, 9 September, this starry, big-budget murder mystery has wowed film critics, with four stars in from the Guardian, Telegraph, Empire and more. The movie features a great cast, starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, with David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody and Ruth Wilson. Also featuring are Harris Dickinson, Shirley Henderson, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Reece Shearsmith, Charlie Cooper, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Paul Chahidi. The movie opens outside the Ambassadors Theatre in 1953, where Agatha Christie's long-running play The Mousetrap has just completed its 100th performance. Just before the curtain goes up, a telegram from Agatha explains that she won’t be able to make the party after all, and ten minutes later someone is dead in the dressing room... See How They Run - Ruth WIlson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, Sian Clifford, Pearl Chanda, Jacob Fortune Lloyd, David Oyelowo and Ania Marson. Photo by Parisa Taghizadeh See How They Run is a clever film that sets its action against the backdrop of The Mousetrap but without giving the long-running play's plot away. Filmmakers have long been banned from making a movie version of The Mousetrap - due to Agatha Christie putting two clever clauses in the play's contract, to protect the plot of the show. First, the cast ask the audience at the end of every performance to to keep the plot a secret; and second, any movie company who wants to adapt the play into a film is told they must wait until the conclusion of its run, which hasn't come yet in 70 years, given that it opened in 1952! See How They Run is in cinemas from 9 September 2022. Book tickets to The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre in London
EastEnders’ John Altman joins The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary UK Tour
Full casting has been announced for the 70th Anniversary UK & Ireland tour of The Mousetrap. Joining the previously announced Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) as Major Metcalf and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) as Mrs. Boyle will be fellow EastEnders actor John Altman (best known for play Nick Cotton) as Mr. Paravicini. The cast will also feature Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls, Funny Girl) as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears (Magic Goes Wrong) as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay as Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap in London), Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap in London) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter. The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952. The iconic thriller will then visit over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more. The tour will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course. The West End production of The Mousetrap is now booking until 29 May 2022 at the St Martin's Theatre, London.
Todd Cart & Gwyneth Strong to headline The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary Tour
Initial casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, which will visit over 70 venues throughout the UK and Ireland from this September.  Launching the tour will be Todd Carty in the role of Major Metcalf. Carty has had a long career on stage and screen but is most known for his television roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, PC Gabriel Kent in The Bill and Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill. He was a contestant Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef. Television actress Gwyneth Strong will return to the role of Mrs Boyle for intital venues. She is known for her beloved portrayal of Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses. Further casting for the tour is to be announced. The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952, on 27 September 2022. The iconic thriller will then visit over 70 venues across the country, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more. The tour will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course. Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets. The West End production of The Mousetrap is now booking until 29 May 2022 at the St Martin's Theatre, London.
The Mousetrap launches 70th anniversary tour
Agatha Christies iconic production of The Mousetrap will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour to mark the show's 70th anniversary. Having held its world premiere at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952, this 70th anniversary tour will open there on 26 September 2022 before visiting over 70 theatres throughout the UK and Ireland. Following its 1952 premiere touring production, the genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time opened in the West End where it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets. Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunnit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland. A true British classic, this beloved tale of intrigue and suspense is as enthralling today as it was when it first opened in 1952 and I am thrilled that audiences, of all ages, and from all corners of the country, will have the chance to see it in their local theatres. The tour will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course. Casting for the tour is to be announced. This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.  The West End production of The Mousetrap is now booking until 29 May 2022 at the St Martin's Theatre, London.
‘The Mousetrap’ delays West End return over covid uncertainty
The planned return of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap to live performances next month has been postponed due to the increasing likelihood of further social restrictions in London. Producer Adam Spiegel said" “In view of the current uncertainty and with greater restrictions looming for London, I have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the reopening of The Mousetrap. When we took the decision in July that the show would reopen, it was in anticipation of a gradual easing of restrictions in general. The government’s announcement last week that the situation is deteriorating, together with increased restrictions being imposed across the country, makes it impossible to proceed with confidence.” As the custodian of the show, I am deeply saddened to have to make this decision. But The Mousetrap will be back, and a new date to reopen will be announced as soon as there is a more certain environment and subject to government guidelines.” Agatha Christie's classic whodunnit, the worlds longest running play, was tipped to be the first play to reopen in London's West End when it resumed performances at the St Martins Theatre from 23 October 2020. It is not known when the show will resume performances. I working towards opening the show in October, Spiegel had already instigated covid-secure changes to the theatre as well as changes to the choreography of the show to enable the actors to perform with social distancing. Two alternating sets of cast had also been announced, to mitigate the risk of cancelling the show if an actor became infected with covid. Originally adapted from Christie's radio play, Three Blind Mice, it has been performed 28,199 times in London and been seen by over 10 million people. The murder mystery centres on seven strangers who find themselves stuck in a countryside guesthouse with a killer in their midst. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase and offered a credit note or full refund.
Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ announces West End cast for socially distanced run
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap returns to London's West End this October with two alternating casts and socially distanced performances. Appearing in one cast are Alexander Wolfe, Kate Tydman, Brenda Longman, Haydn Oakley, Peter Landi, Lizzie Muncey, Paul Hilliar and Philip Voyzey, while in the other are Eleanor McLoughlin, Neil Ditt, Joshua Griffin, Nicola Blackman, Damien Matthews, Sarah Moss, Tony Timberlake and Sam Ebenezer. Each cast will isolate from the other to limit the risk of cross-infection if a member of the cast contracts covid-19. Due to covid-19, the show has been slightly amended to ensure no touching occurs between cast members and they are socially distances at all times. This might sound strange, but given the period the show is set in, the added distance and lack of touching is unlikely to appear jarring to audience members. Christie's classic whodunnit, the world longest running play resumes its record breaking run at The St Martin's Theatre on 23 October 2020 in accordance with Government stipulations for Stage Four of the Government's Road Map for the return of live theatre and music. The theatre will take additional covid-19 precautions backstage and in the auditorium, where capacity has been reduced from 550 to 200 to accommodate socially distanced audiences. The classic crime thriller is set in a snowed-in manor house with a killer stalking the guests. The Mousetrap is booking from 23 October 2020 until 27 March 2021 at The St. Martins Theatre, London. The Mousetrap tickets available here.
Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ to re-open in West End this October
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap will re-open in London's West End on Friday 23 October 2020. The classic whodunnit will resume its record breaking run at The St Martin's Theatre with social distancing in accordance with the Government stipulations for Stage Four of the recently announced Road Map for the return of live theatre and music. This will mean a limited audience and social distancing of 1+ meters. Social distancing will apply to actors and back stage staff. Every other row in the 550-seat venue will be removed to provide easy access to exits and toilets; and seating will be arranged to accommodate couples, families and those attending solo. Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: “I recognise that for the vast majority of West End productions, operating with social distancing is simply not possible. I produce other shows which will also be unable to re-open under these restrictions. We are very fortunate with The Mousetrap that, with the help of our stakeholders, we are able to adapt our economic model to be able to re-open. Whilst this cannot be a long-term exercise, we believe it is a crucial first step in restoring live theatre to the London landscape. From examinations of the operational requirements of the building, we are able to adhere to necessary social distancing on stage, backstage and throughout the auditorium and public spaces. The recent announcement of the government’s road map therefore brings our re-opening into immediate focus. It feels very symbolic that The Mousetrap will be amongst the first - and potentially the very first - West End show to open its doors again. As well as being the longest running play in the world, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist this country has ever produced. She had already left a legacy for us to take great pride in. Her name being back up in lights in the West End, heralding the beginning of the end of a very dark time in the history of the theatre, means she will rightly remain one of the most celebrated figures in our cultural life.” [ngg src="galleries" ids="225" exclusions="3295" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"] Rehearsal's for the production will begin in September with actors including Paul Hilliar as Sergeant Trotter, Eleanor McLoughlin as Mollie Ralston and Lizzie Muncey as Miss Casewell. Christie’s brilliant thriller about a killer stalking snowbound guests at a manor house is the world's longest running play; running in London since 1952, it has been performed in London 28,200 times and been seen by over 10 million people. The piece will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2022. The Mousetrap is booking from 23 October 2020 until 27 March 2021 at The St. Martins Theatre, London. The Mousetrap tickets available here.
‘The Mousetrap’ 2020 tour to visit 80+ venues
New venues have been announced for the 2020 UK tour of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery The Mousetrap. The world renown show from the Queen of Crime Dame Agatha Christie, will star Emmerdale's Susan Penhaligon in the role of Mrs Boyle alongside Martin Allanson (Detective Sgt. Trotter), Laura Costello (Miss Casewell), Steven Elliott(Mr Paravicini), John Griffiths (Major Metcalf), Edith Kirkwood (Mollie Ralston), Adam Lilley(Giles Ralston) and George Naylor (Christopher Wren). Directed by Gareth Armstrong, the tour will visit more than 80 venues in total as it continues throughout 2020.  The tour returns to Poole Lighthouse (21-25 January 2020) and will then visit Hull New, Billingham Forum, Swindon Wyvern, Yeovil Octagon, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Leicester Haymarket, Aylesbury Waterside, Doncaster Cast, Dublin Gaiety, Cork Opera House, Inverness Eden Court, Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre, Hastings White Rock, Wolverhampton Grand, Skegness Embassy, Bath Theatre Royal, The Courtyard Hereford, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Southampton Mayflower, Weston-Super-Mare Playhouse, Shrewsbury Severn, Swansea Grand, Manchester Opera House, Buxton Opera House, Leeds Grand, Ipswich Regent, Cambridge Corn Exchange, New Brighton Floral Pavilion, Wellingborough Castle Theatre, Lichfield Garrick, Edinburgh Kings, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and Chelmsford Civic. Now in its 68th year, The Mousetrap continues a record-breaking run in the West End where it recently celebrated its 28,000th performance at the St Martin’s Theatre.  Tickets for The Mousetrap are available to book up to 7 November 2020 at St. Martin’s Theatre, London.
Julie Walters, Miranda Hart to star in Mousetrap fundraiser
60 years is a long time to be doing anything, including reigning a commonwealth, so it's hats off to The Mousetrap for keeping those murders coming night after night since it opened at the New Ambassadors Theatre in London on 25 November 1952. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Julie Walters and friends to star in The Mousetrap gala[/caption] As a fabulous way of garnering some interest in the show, a special one-off gala performance of the murder mystery will be played at the show's current home, the St Martin's Theatre, this Sunday 18 November 2012. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the staged reading (i.e. they haven't learnt the lines!) will include a who's who of British talent including Julie Walters as Mrs Boyle, Miranda Hart as Miss Casewell, Downton's Hugh Bonneville as Giles Ralston, Tamsin Greig as Mollie Ralston, Iain Glen as Sgt Trotter, Patrick Stewart as Mr Paravicini, Nicholas Farrell as Major Metcalf and Harry Lloyd as Christopher Wren. This will also mark the 25,000th performance of The Mousetrap and all proceeds from the night will go to theatre-education charity Mousetrap Theatre Projects, run by the lovely Susan Whiddington. A camper night we cannot imagine. Rather irritatingly it is already SOLD OUT - please God can someone record it for radio so we the masses can share the joy! MEMORIAL TO AGATHA Also this Sunday, a permanent Memorial to Dame Agatha Christie, writer of The Mousetrap, will be unveiled at St Martin’s Cross - close to the theatre on St Martin's Lane, by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard and producer of the show Stephen Waley-Cohen. BOOK Book tickets to The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre in London

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