The Mousetrap (West End)
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The Mousetrap (West End)
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The Mousetrap (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

88%
(1024 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (315)

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93 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
This is west end, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if you want to experience the best of West End. The show, the theatre and floor staffs are all very traditional style in a good way.

Don't see it if you are looking for famous actors or concert style musicals, you may get bored even though actors are more than just good.

51 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Entertaining, Dated, Cliched, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a good murder mystery with a twist you might not see coming!

Don't see it if You want something more modern, innovative or ‘show-stopping’.

55 Reviews | 3 Followers
92
Classic

See it if Murder mystery

Don't see it if N/A

63 Reviews | 4 Followers
90
Smart, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Whodunnit

See it if If you love whodunnit and Agatha Christie!

Don't see it if If you are not a big whodunnit fan.

67 Reviews | 5 Followers
90
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Agatha Christie and enjoy a murder mystery.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy murder mysteries or want a more breathtaking showstopper show.

277 Reviews | 85 Followers
90
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

73 Reviews | 11 Followers
85
Quirky, Must see, Funny, Cliched, Clever

See it if You like a bit of slap stick or old fashioned acting

Don't see it if Hammy acting

118 Reviews | 29 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

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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