The Mousetrap Reviews


The MouseTrap

The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. It is the longest running show (of any type) of the modern era. The play is also known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.


Playing St Martin’s London

Opened Nov 25 1952

Reviews: this is what they all said !


The Guardian

Time Out London


Sydney Morning Herald


Original Cast Richard Attenborough as Detective Sergeant Trotter
Sheila Sim as Mollie Ralston

Directed by Peter Cotes and David Turner

On 18 November 2012, both the 25,000th performance and the 60th year of the production were marked by a special charity performance which featured Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters and Miranda Hart.

Holding the Man on DVD Here