A West End staple for 65 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.

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

The world's longest-running play in history, which first opened on London's West End in 1952 and has enjoyed a remarkably long run ever since, has just appointed its first new producer since 1994.

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.

London Theatre News

This hit stick 'em up comedy is set to serve another prison sentence at the Criterion Theatre and have just announced a new cast for its third consecutive year. Come meet the new inmates!

The West End production of The King and I has just announced that it will be extending for three extra weeks at the London Palladium, now finishing on Saturday, 29 September 2018.

Now dubbed the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time, we're bringing you everything there is to know about this new musical by Olivier Award-winning dramatist, songwriter and screenwriter Tim Firth.