The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap Theatre breaks

About the show

With over 60 years’ of performances under its belt, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the world. Now a staple of London’s theatreland, The Mousetrap is a gripping murder mystery set in the isolated Great Hall of the eerie Monkswell Manor.

When Mollie and Giles Ralston acquire Monkswell Hall as a guesthouse, they don’t expect their first four guests, Miss Casewell, Major Metcalfe, Mrs Boyle and Christopher Wren, to be trapped in the house in a sudden snowstorm, along with the stranded traveller Mr Paravicini. After a call from the police, Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives on the scene to warn everyone that a murderer is on the loose and could be approaching the hotel that very night but little do they know, he or she is already there…

A masterful whodunit, The Mousetrap theatre breaks will have you guessing the identity of the murderer right up until the last second.

What to expect from The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap theatre breaks will make you realise why this enthralling play is famous both for being the longest-running play in the world, and for its ending, which the audience is traditionally requested not to disclose. To keep such a secret for 60 years is a wonderful testament to the sensibilities of the theatregoing public, and respect for Agatha Christie’s masterwork! The Mousetrap theatre breaks will put you in this long and honourable tradition, and finally make you privy to the secret of what’s really going on inside the dark walls of Monkswell Manor.

To enjoy this theatre break, all you have to do is choose a top London hotel from our bespoke list of clean and comfortable hotels that can suit your budget. We can also get some great discounts on rail packages for you, so there’s no excuse not to book The Mousetrap theatre break today!

Reviews of The Mousetrap

“A London theatrical institution” - The Express

“This is a beautifully preserved example of a country house murder mystery” - The Stage

“A walking, talking piece of theatre history” - Time Out

Interesting facts about The Mousetrap

  • The play was originally called “Three Blind Mice”, and was written in response to Queen Mary’s 80th birthday request for a new Agatha Christie play
  • The production has run through over 300 actors – and counting – and has been performed in 45 countries
  • The show marked its 25,000th performance on November 18th 2012


Recommended age: 12+. Young children are admitted at the discretion of the theatre but they must have their own seat and adults will be asked to remove noisy infants.

Tips for booking a cheap The Mousetrap Break

The St Martin’s is quite a small theatre, making the cheap seats in the Upper Circle broadly very good for view, though bad for legroom, so aim for aisle seats. The front row in particular is praised for its view of the production, and would make for an excellent yet cheap theatre break.


Monday to Saturday evenings @ 8:00pm
Tuesday matinee @ 2:45pm
Saturday matinee @ 5:00pm

Running time - 2 Hours, 15 Minutes

Booking until - 28/03/2021

St Martin's Theatre

West StreetLondon

Nearest tube - Leicester Square

Seating information - The theatre is split into 3 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Dress Circle on the 1st floor and the Upper Circle at the top.

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Flexible payment

If you are booking a break more than six weeks in advance you can choose to pay just 50% of your package price at the time of purchase and settle the remaining balance a month before you travel.

Discounted rail

Add rail to your package and save up to 50% on 'pay on the day' prices. We offer great value, flexible travel options to make your trip hassle free!

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