Currently playing at: St Martin’s Theatre
In March 1974 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap transferred from the Ambassadors to the St Martin’s, where it continues its run today, holding the record for the longest continuously running show in the world. It has exceeded 25,000 performances at the St Martin’s. The play is known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre. The play is based on a short story, itself based on the radio play, but Christie asked that the story not be published as long as it ran as a play in the West End. The short story has still not been published within the UK but it has appeared in the United States in the 1950 collection Three Blind Mice and Other Stories.