Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit is still packing them in after more than 60 years in the West End. The world’s longest running play has lost none of its form. Indeed, the reputation of this murder mystery masterpiece goes from strength to strength as new generations of theatregoers are tricked and teased by a plot with more twists than a really twisty thing!
A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. A cracking yarn and an irresistible treat for amateur sleuths everywhere!
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Tuesday 3.00pm and Saturday 4.00pm
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Age Restrictions: Recommended for ages 12 and over.
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West Street, London, WC2H 9NZ
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you turn left up to West Street. The theatre’s at the right of the fork.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38, N41; (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car Park: St Martin’s Lane Hotel
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible
St Martin’s Theatre
The theatre was designed as a companion to the adjacent Ambassadors Theatre, although these two theatres are actually very different. In contrast to the decorative plasterwork seen in the Ambassadors Theatre auditorium, St Martins Theatre has a natural polished wood interior, which is unique in the West End. Productions here include the 1938 premiere of the popular J B Priestly play When We Are Married. In 1945 Edward Percy’s murder story The Shop At Sly Corner which enjoyed a run of 863 performances.
During the 1970s Anthony Shaffer’s thriller Sleuth had a run of 3 years starting. Needing an uplift the theatre was renovated in 1961. The theatre is undoubtedly best known for its current production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap which recently celebrated its 60th Anniversary. The play originally opened at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25th November, 1952 before transferring to St Martin’s Theatre.