the mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is not only the longest running show in the West End but also the longest running play in the world. For over 70 years it has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. London’s greatest ‘Whodunnit’ has just welcomed a brand new cast to the St Martins Theatre.

The cast includes Lucy Doyle (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Mollie Ralston, Daniel Cech- Lucas (Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain) as Giles Ralston, Lynton Appleton (Richard II) as Christopher Wren, Jules Melvin (Witness for the Prosecution) as Mrs Boyle, Ben Onwukwe (The 47th) as Major Metcalf, Elyssia Roe (Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet) as Miss Casewell, Lorenzo Martelli (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Mr Paravicini, and Sam Stafford (Ready, Steady, Crooks) as Detective Sgt Trotter. Three of the cast are making their West End debuts. Additional members of the company include Georgina Duncan, Sam Hollis, Clive Marlowe, Georgie Rhys and Ben Riddle who will understudy various roles.

This production has also welcomed a new director, Philip Franks whose previous West End credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Taking Sides, Collaboration, and Dear Lupin. He is also an actor and is soon to be seen in Oliver! at the Gielgud Theatre. Denise Silvey continues in the role of artistic director, while Adam Spiegel continues as producer.

The iconic murder mystery follows a group of 7 strangers as they find themselves snowed in a country house in the middle of nowhere as news spreads of a suspicious murder in London. When a police sergeant turns up out of the blue, they realise that the killer is in their midst. One by one each of them reveals their sordid pasts but the question is… which one is the murderer?

Based on the book by one of the best-selling novelists of all time The Mousetrap is a thrilling tale of mystery and intrigue from start to finish. The play first premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 ahead of a UK tour. It then went on to open in the West End where it has been running ever since. The play is also currently being staged across the country for a 70th anniversary tour.

Book your tickets for The Mousetrap now online via the LSBO website or visit our box office in Leicester Square. Now playing at St Martins Theatre.

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