Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ to re-open in the West End on Friday 23 October 2020!

Adam Spiegel Productions has today confirmed that Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap‘, the world’s longest running show, is to re-open at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London’s West End on Friday 23 October 2020.

The Mousetrap, which has played in London since 1952, is to re-open in accordance with the Government stipulations for Stage Four of the recently announced Road Map for the return of live theatre and music.



Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said:

“I recognise that for the vast majority of West End productions, operating with social distancing is simply not possible. I produce other shows which will also be unable to re-open under these restrictions. We are very fortunate with The Mousetrap that, with the help of our stakeholders, we are able to adapt our economic model to be able to re-open. Whilst this cannot be a long-term exercise, we believe it is a crucial first step in restoring live theatre to the London landscape.

From examinations of the operational requirements of the building, we are able to adhere to necessary social distancing on stage, backstage and throughout the auditorium and public spaces. The recent announcement of the government’s road map therefore brings our re-opening into immediate focus.

It feels very symbolic that The Mousetrap will be amongst the first – and potentially the very first – West End show to open its doors again. As well as being the longest running play in the world, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist this country has ever produced. She had already left a legacy for us to take great pride in. Her name being back up in lights in the West End, heralding the beginning of the end of a very dark time in the history of the theatre, means she will rightly remain one of the most celebrated figures in our cultural life.”

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