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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

When is Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap showing?

You can see Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap on various dates throughout the South West.

To find out when The Mousetrap is coming to a theatre near you, visit the official tour site for dates and ticket information.

What to expect from Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap is the genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! And to mark the 70th anniversary, the world’s longest running play is touring 70 venues across the UK.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself?

Playing at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre, London and as a national UK tour.

Find out more on the The Mousetrap's official website.

Image credit: Matt Crockett

Stylised photo of a character from Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, dressed in period costume, standing in front of a grand clock at a train station.

GWR partners with The Mousetrap

We’ve teamed up with The Mousetrap, in a new partnership that celebrates Agatha Christie most famous play and her love of train travel.

The Mousetrap, the iconic murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, has become a household name since its debut in 1952. Known for its thrilling plot and surprise ending, the play has captivated audiences for over 70 years and is still going strong as the longest-running play in history.

Our partnership is a natural fit, as both are steeped in British history and culture. GWR has been serving the UK since 1835 and has a rich legacy of train travel. The company operates trains that run through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the UK, from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the rugged coastlines of Cornwall. As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, this historic production is taking murder on the move with a tour of over 70 venues.

As the great lady herself wrote in An Autobiography, “To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers – in fact, to see life.” We couldn’t agree more. Who of us hasn’t gazed out the window of a carriage, catching glimpses and snippets of nature and lives unknown. A journey by train holds as much delight now as it did back then, and, fortunately, it’s unlikely that we’ll bear witness to any revenge plots or crimes of passion.

It was the evocative sense of glamour and nostalgia that we wanted to create with the images across this page. Members of The Mousetrap cast were photographed in costume at Paddington station. Whether cautiously drinking tea in the GWR First-Class waiting lounge, scouring the daily newspaper with one eye on the station’s clock, or boarding a GWR train as though getting away with murder, the cast looked very much at home in this setting.

Stylised photo of two characters from Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, dressed in period costume, sat in a drawing room.