Catch theatrical history with world-famous The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap

The longest-running show of any kind in the world, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is coming to the Congress, Eastbourne, from September 9-14, on its Diamond anniversary tour.

Now entering it’s 61st year, written in 1952 for an 80th year in the West End, The Mousetrap started life as a radio play in 1952 as an 80th birthday present to Queen Mary.

Adapted for stage by the queen of crime herself, Agatha Christie predicted the show would probably run successfully for just four months!

With over 25,000 performances by its 60th birthday, the production company celebrated by launching the first UK tour, to take in 60 venues over 60 weeks.

Eastbourne’s Congress is proud to be the first venue on the Sussex coast offering a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece locally.

Watch as guests trapped at a country house by a blizzard discover to their horror that there is a murderer in their midst.

As their boredom sets in, broken only by regular murders and the arrival of Trotter, the skiing detective, one-by-one the characters come under suspicion and reveal their sordid pasts to the other guests in a brilliantly intricate plot until the climax of the shuddering suspense when identity and motive are finally revealed.

Producer Stephen Waley-Cohen invites you to see for yourself this part of theatrical history and by doing so you too will become part of theatrical history!

Tickets priced from £17.50 with concessions available. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online at