The Mousetrap is the longest-running theatre production of any kind in the world and for over six decades has entertained audiences with a thrilling murder mystery written by the peerless “Queen of Mystery”, Agatha Christie.
Our story begins as a snow storm descends on Monkswell Manor, a charming countryside guest house run by newlyweds Giles and Mollie Ralston. The wireless radio reports a gruesome and mysterious murder earlier that morning in Culver Street, London, with the suspect slipping away unidentified.
As guests arrive through the heavy snow, we meet an assortment of characters, Christopher Wren, a young architect, Mrs Boyle, a fastidious retiree, Major Metcalf, a model of the English army, Miss Casewell, a strong-minded young woman and Mr Paravicini, an unexpected guest stranded by the snow storm. As the guests settle in a police detective arrives announcing that one of them is in a terrible danger and the intended next victim of the Culver Street murderer!
As Detective Sergeant Trotter interviews the inhabitants of Monkswell Manor a second gruesome murder is committed and a final, third murder threatened. The residents of Monkswell Manor and Detective Sergeant Trotter are completely isolated by the snow storm and now must discover the murderer in their midst before it is too late. Agatha Christie masterfully weaves a story of suspense, suspicion and thrilling twists in the iconic and classic murder mystery.
The Mousetrap has played continuously in the heart of London’s West End for 67 years and is truly an icon of British theatre. Come discover the secrets of this thrilling story and become a partner in crime with us at Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.