It has been announced that Agatha Christie’s long-running play will reopen on the 23rd October.

The longest running show in the world will welcome audiences back to St Martin’s Theatre from October it has been announced, having been shut since theatres were closed in March.

Having played in London since 1952, the production will 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.

Talking about the news 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.”

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap was originally adapted from Christie’s radio play, Three Blind Mice, written for the Royal family in 1947.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

Directed by Ian Talbot, the production will star Eleanor McLoughlin, Neil Ditt, Alexander Wolfe, Brenda Longman, Damien Matthews, Lizzie Muncey, Tony Timberlake and Paul Hilliar.

The Mousetrap is set to return to St Martin’s Theatre (dependant on government advice) from the 23rd October. To book tickets visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, From the Box Office or See Tickets.