The Mousetrap (West End)
Open run 2h 20m
The Mousetrap (West End)

The Mousetrap (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(126 Reviews)
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Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

Agatha Christie's mystery drama has been entertaining audiences for a record-breaking 70 years. 

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Member Reviews (126)

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470 Reviews | 91 Followers
Okay, Overlong, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to be able to say you saw The Mousetrap.

Don't see it if you don’t wanted to watch something kind of dated that’s a little slow and only somewhat entertaining. Good actors but the material is blanf

217 Reviews | 70 Followers
Love the genre & this show, but...

See it if u enjoy well-made mysteries. They r rare & hard to do well in a theatre.

Don't see it if I've voluntarily seen this production 5x over 35 years, but the level of acting has dimished to that of an overacted carnival ride. Sad. Read more

146 Reviews | 34 Followers
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to enjoy a part of theatrical history and be entertained by a wonderful group of actors.

Don't see it if you want a fast paced, current new play.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Clever, Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the quintessential whodunnit, live on stage, and try your hand at solving the mystery for yourself!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of relatively slow to unravel murder mysteries or Agatha Christie generally.

96 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love mysteries. The play may not be as novel as it once was, but there's still a lot of fun to be had.

Don't see it if Parts of the play, due to the nature of Whodunnits, can be slow. If you need constant excitement or laughs, this isn't the show for you Read more

95 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Clever

See it if a classic who's done is evokes joy. It’s fun to try to solve.

Don't see it if don't like who's done it mysteries.

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great performances, Light suspense/tension, Murder mystery, Dated

See it if you want to see the longest running play in the world! Whodunnit with some swerves.

Don't see it if old fashioned UK in the 1950s whodunnit plays are not your preference.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love a mystery

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned references

Critic Reviews (5)

The London Evening Standard
November 22nd, 2017

“The eight-strong cast, as well as the director, changes regularly and if ‘fresh’ might be something of a stretch, the first half of Ross’s production is certainly spritely enough, as it sets in motion what looks to be a briskly efficient country house murder mystery...Unfortunately the second half gets increasingly creaky before a highly unconvincing, not to mention oddly peremptory ending. The cast play their roles, which are largely character types, with precision."
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The Guardian (UK)
January 8th, 2012

“’The Mousetrap’ provides what a theatre museum cannot...A piece of stage life lifted wholesale from the past, a piece that carries the DNA of the first performance, that has not been re-created but continuously re-enacted. Some of what is seen is the stuffiness that gives the overmaligned 50s a bad name...What makes it still enjoyable, for all the creaks, are Christie's puzzle plotting, the soothing certainty of resolution, and one surprise that is never mentioned.”
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The Times (UK)
March 23rd, 2022

How has this English country-house whodunnit lasted? By telling a clear yarn with a twist. Politics is absent. Not a single swear word. A solid set. No damn puppets.
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Time Out London
January 5th, 2012

“The real not whodunit but, in its currently mediocre state, whydoit at all...This is a walking, talking piece of theatre history and the most expensive museum exhibit in London...A thin and campy shadow of its former self, whose creaks arise from cliché not suspense. Christie's best thrillers have a psychological conviction and a subtle sense of evil that the current cast shelve in favour of xenophobic exaggeration or dullness."
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The Stage (UK)
June 1st, 2004

“Those familiar with the Christie canon will find it easy to spot the murderer among this roll-call but this is not the only point of seeing the production. This is a beautifully preserved example of a country house murder mystery, a throwback to theatre going in the thirties. And should a disgruntled cab-driver tell you whodunnit there are several other moments of suspense and surprise in store to keep you guessing...An entertaining night out.”
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