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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

The longest running play in history.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap 66th year play's neon sign.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap is a masterful murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The curtains opened in 1952 in London's West End, and the play had been running continuously until the pandemic started last year. It is the longest running play in history. 🎭⁠

Agatha Christie’s timeless play is set in Monkswell Manor, a country manor transformed into a guest house. Seven strangers are trapped in this hotel because of a snowstorm. When a policeman arrives to the manor he thinks that a murder has been committed among the guests.⁠

The Mousetrap is one of the best examples of a “whodunnit” mystery, but one thing that makes the play particularly special is the plot twist at the end. The audience are traditionally asked not to reveal this after leaving the theatre. 🤫⁠

📍West St, London WC2H 9NZ⁠

The nearest station is Leicester Square Underground Station. 🚆⁠

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map 👈⁠ ⁠

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