The Mousetrap, the Longest Running Show of Any Kind in the History of Theatre, Comes to the Gaiety Theatre!

Can you keep a secret? 

The Mousetrap is coming to Dublin!

Gaiety Theatre March 30th-April 4th 2020

Tickets on Sale Friday 20th September


“One of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced.”

New York Times

“The cleverest murder mystery of the British theatre. I think ‘The Mousetrap’ could run forever.”

Daily Telegraph

“A truly entertaining classic thriller” The Sunday Times

“Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers” The Observer

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The Mousetrap runs from March 30th to April 4th 2020 at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.

The timeless thriller returned to the road by popular demand in January 2019 and has been earning standout reviews from critics and public alike as it continues to visit venues, travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

The Mousetrap has been delighting audiences for 67 years and the identity of the murderer remains theatre’s best kept secret. This is the second major national tour of the smash hit murder mystery following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut in 2012.

First seen in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap went on to become the world’s longest running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973 where it has played ever since, continuing a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances in London so far. The beloved murder mystery returns to the road following the success of the first ever UK tour in 2012.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? 

One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. 

Casting to be announced in due course.


Booking information:

Dates: 30th March to 4th April – Mon to Sat 7.30pm. Wed and Sat matinee 2.30pm

Tickets: From €21 on sale Friday 20th September

Running time approx. 2 hours 20 mins


Booking details:

Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2. 10am–7pm/Mon–Sat (subject to performance schedule)

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