About The Mousetrap
DON’T JUST SEE IT. SOLVE IT.
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production – which has become as much of a London icon as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace – is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst! Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve the mystery before another “mouse” goes SNAP?
For almost 70 years, AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. COULD YOU BE NEXT?
To help ease the movement around the theatre each level now has its own separate entrance:
For the Stalls and Boxes A&B the entrance is to the left of the main doors.
For the Dress Circle and Boxes C&D the entrance is through the main doors.
For the Upper Circle the entrance is to the right of the main doors.
Tell Me More
After making its premiere in Nottingham in 1952, “The Mousetrap” opened in London, breaking numerous records and continuing to be the world’s longest running play. Now celebrating over 65 years in the West End, Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit story is a mixture of 1950s drawing-room comedy and murder mystery.
News on the radio reveals that a woman has been murdered, and a note is found attached to her body. This intricate story is set at a nearby guesthouse, where the residents become snowed in with no means of contacting anyone from the outside world. The cast of eight include the newly-married couple who own Monkswell Manor, a group of guests, and a detective who stays at the estate to question the residents. As the guests become more suspicious of each other, it becomes clear that no one is quite what they seem. Will the murderer be revealed before they target their next victim?
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What To Watch For
- Look out for the wooden sign at the entrance to the theatre — it tallies up the number of performances to date and will let you know which performance of this record-breaking show you are attending.
- The shows was written as a gift for Queen Mary’s 80th birthday in 1947.
- One of the original cast members (David Guyler) provided the prerecorded voice of the newsreader in the shop.
- The clock above the fireplace in the main hall is the same clock that was used on opening night in 1952.
- Former cast member, David Raven, is in the Guiness Book of Records as the “Most Durable Actor,” having performed 4575 performances as Major Metcalf. The late Nancy Seabrooke also holds a record for an impressive 15 years as an understudy.
- Agatha Christie gave her grandson, Mathew Pritchard, the rights to the play for his ninth birthday.
2hrs 20min (inc. interval)