Agatha Christie s THE MOUSETRAP has kept audiences guessing for five decades. Now in its 58th incredible year, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences to the St. Martin s Theatre from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.....
The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences from around the world for as long as HRH Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne. On the 25th of November 2002 a Royal Gala Performance was held, attended by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
During this phenomenal run there have been no fewer than 382 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 116 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 415 tons of ice cream sold.
Certificate for Guinness world record
Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records, David Raven as the Most Durable Actor for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf, and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy.
The Mousetrap first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.
In 2000 the set was replaced for the first time during the run at St Martin s Theatre, still to the same design as the original. This task was completed over a weekend without the loss of a performance.