The Mousetrap (London)
Ends Jan 2023 2h 20m
The Mousetrap (London)
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The Mousetrap (London) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(39 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
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Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Absorbing

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (39)

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84 Reviews | 8 Followers
80
Entertaining, Clever

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

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

85 Reviews | 23 Followers
85
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

38 Reviews | 0 Followers
92
Classic

See it if Murder mystery

Don't see it if N/A

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You always wondered why it has been running for soooo looooong

Don't see it if You’d rather see something else Read more

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if If you like a who done it,you will like this,a classic of a play.

Don't see it if Would not hold under 18 s attention

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
63
Slow, Great staging, Disappointing, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if You like Agatha Christie and murder mysteries.

Don't see it if You expect a satisfying ending.

18 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Dated

See it if You enjoy great acting and trying to figure out whodunnit! A classic murder mystery must-see.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span or prefer a faster-paced production. Also bear in mind it's been running forever so is a bit dated.

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
94
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like Agatha Christie mysteries, want an old fashioned who dunnit and want to see the oldest running production ever

Don't see it if Don't like old fashioned who dunnits or pure acting without songs or technical trickery

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 mystery...is 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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