A West End staple for 65 years, THE MOUSETRAP is the longest consistently running play in the history of British theatre

The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre. 

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow 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.

In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

 

The Mousetrap News

Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth.

This Sunday 18th November saw famous faces including Miranda Hart, Hugh Bonneville and Iain Glen perform a unique staged reading of Agatha Christie's record-breaking play as part of the show's ongoing 60th birthday celebrations. The cast which also included Julie Walters and Patrick Stewart had only 8 hours to rehearse and thus carried their scripts for the gala performance but still admitted they were nervous about doing the show justice.

As Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martin’s Theatre celebrates its 60th year on the West End stage, Chinese actors and actresses are to stage The Mousetrap in Mandarin, as part of celebrations of the world’s longest-running play.

London Theatre News

It has been confirmed that Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell will return to the West End in 2018. The Dominion Theatre has been announced as the venue for Bat Out of Hell's West End return.

Jez Butterworth’s critically acclaimed show The Ferryman has been extended for the third time, now booking until 19th May 2018 at London’s Gielgud Theatre. New cast members have also been announced and the new company will have their premiere performance on 8th January 2018.

It was previously announced that Adrienne Warren would be playing Tina Turner in the show's title role. Additional cast announcements for TINA, which will have its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in spring 2018, have just been released.