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

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

Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall will be leading the cast of Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre. They will join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr who is set to make his UK stage debut playing Billy Flynn.

Motown the Musical recently finished its 2nd year at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. They also announced the new 2018 cast which will take the stage from March 6th.

Ruthless! The Musical previously announced its upcoming run at the Arts Theatre with previews beginning 16 March, and the run coming to an end 23 June. Jason Gardiner, Tracie Bennett, Lara Denning, Kim Maresca, and Harriet Thorpe have been announced to star in the new production.