St Martins Theatre
For the past four decades, Covent Garden's St Martins Theatre, which first opened in 1916, has been summed up in two words: The Mousetrap.
After transferring here from the nearby Ambassadors Theatre in March 1974, this famous adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder story has played night after night at St Martin’s Theatre, for more than 15,000 nights, with no sign of ending.
In 2012, the theatre celebrated 60 years of the Mousetrap’s first ever West End performance with a gala performance starring Hugh Bonneville, Miranda Hart, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Ian Glen, and Tamsin Greig, who were given less than 24 hours to learn the play.
ST MARTIN’S THEATRE