St. Martin's Theatre

The Mousetrap

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Show & Venue Information

Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 12 and over.

Important Info: We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time.  Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms. St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

Agatha Christie’s seminal play ‘The Mousetrap’ is not only a well loved theatre piece, but a classic of it’s genre.  This is a much loved play that has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike for nearly sixty years.  This is a text that combines sharp wit and well observed realism with an intriguing storyline that features edge of your seat tension.  This is, of course, nothing less than you would expect from the remarkably talented Christie, who rose to be the great master of the genre of the whodunit.  ‘The Mousetrap’ is another fine example of her work, and, like the rest of her exceptional output, continues to command the attention of the world.

Agatha Christie was born in 1890, and lived to see the year of 1976, through two world wars and great cultural change.  However, despite the shifting tectonics of history, she remained most interested in the subtleties of human characterisation, and the examination of the problem of evil.  Christie’s whodunits are not only remarkable exercises in the art of plot construction and character creation, for they also gaze deep into the darkness of the human spirit, and portray with chilling accuracy the depths to which it can sink.  She continuously tests her readers and audiences with her twists of plot, and the creation of pathos with characters who turn out to be utterly reprehensible.

She has been well rewarded for her efforts: she history’s highest selling author of books, with the bible being the only thing that has outsold her!  Books aside, her play ‘The Mousetrap’ is also responsible for breaking records.  Remarkably, it has run without stopping since it’s opening in 1952, now having being performed over twenty four thousand times.

As with so much of Christie’s work, the play begins with the premise of a murder.  Set in the opulence of Monkswell Manor, which has recently been converted into a guest house by the couple Mollie and Giles Ralston, many strange characters arrive to stay.  These include Christopher Wren, a weird young man with an undisclosed past; Mrs Boyle a complaining old lady; Major Metcalf, a former office; and Miss Casewell, another woman with strange habits.

The play is well known for it’s twist ending that upends all your expectations.  This is a fantastic piece of theatre that you should definitely take the time to see: the unabated public appetite for sixty years of continuous performances should be enough to convince even the most sceptical that this is something to be excited about.

Location & Travel

Address: West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ - Get directions

TUBE

Nearest Tube
Leicester Square

Tube Lines
Piccadilly, Northern

Directions to theatre
(5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s at the right of the fork.

BUS

Buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176

Night Buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38, N41; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279

Rail

Charing Cross

Parking

St Martin's Lane Hotel (4mins)

Show & Venue Information

St. Martin's Theatre

St. Martin's Theatre
West Street
London
London
WC2H 9NZ

Performance Times

Mon 7.30pm
Tue 3pm and 7.30pm
Wed 7.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 4pm and 7.30pm

Booking From

Friday, 16th November 2018

Booking To

Saturday, 5th October 2019

Age Restrictions

Recommended for ages 12 and over.

Important Info

We recommend patrons arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the show start time.  Please note that the theatre are no longer accepting bags into the theatre cloakrooms. St Martins Theatre will continue to carry out bag searches and accept there may be some delays to patrons, please be aware that your bags will need to be checked before being seated.

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