The Mousetrap is in Development

The Mousetrap Summary

  • Show Status: In Development
  • Genre: Play
  • The Mousetrap is 2 hours and 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 20 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

A group of people gather in a country house cut off in a snow storm discover that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?

The Mousetrap on Broadway Background

The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie that was a London theatre staple for over 70 years and had over 28,000 performances.

London West End Production

The show originally opened in London's West End in 1952 at the St Martin's Theatre and became a West End institution and popular tourist destination. The show closed in November 2022 and subsequently announced an opening on Broadway in 2023

Many of the props from the West end show have been transferred to the Broadway production. The London play has been seen by 10 million people over its 70 year history.

How Large Is The Cast?

There are eight members of the cast, and by 2012 more than 400 actors and actresses had played the roles.

What's The Mousetrap Like?

The news on the radio at Monkswell Manor relates a murder that has recently taken place. Mollie and Giles Ralston, the young, newly-married owners of the once-regal estate which they recently converted into a guest house, hardly notice the news.

They are far too busy preparing for the arriving of their first guests—and concerned that the blizzard raging outside may hamper their arrival.

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.

This "Whodunit", play has a twist ending, where the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.

Is The Mousetrap Good for Kids?

The Mousetrap is not a show written with children in mind, but it is suitable for older children 11+, making it a show appropriate for all the family to enjoy.


Adam Spiegel

Stephen Waley-Cohen

Original Producer: Peter Saunders

Production Credits

Ian Talbot
Artistic Director
Denise Silvey

Creative Team

Agatha Christie