Famously the world’s longest consistently running play – pandemic excepted – Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap has now been running for over 70 years, and is one of those plays that everyone is presumed to see once in their lives.
The murder-mystery storyline is set in “the present”, presumably England as it was around the time when the play came out in 1952, including the postwar continuation of World War II rationing.
The play is based on a short story but Christie asked that the story not be published as long as it ran as a play in the West End of London, and it still hasn’t been published within the UK (although you can buy it overseas if desperate). Its long-running popularity is partly thanks to the fact that once you attend, you’re not supposed to tell anyone whodunit, keeping the secret safe for the next generation of theatregoers.
So, if you haven’t seen it, at the moment, there’s a flash sale on tickets this weekend.
Tickets typically costing £30.25 are just £20, with other offers, such as £60 seats for just £35 and £75 seats for just £45 each.
The offer is for Tues-Thur performances until 22nd Dec 2023, and for Mon-Thur performances between 8th Jan and 8th Feb 2024.
Book by 10am on Monday 11th December 2023 from here.