Sometimes it can be quite hard to spend quality time with Bella and Sienna on their own. Do you find that too if you have two or more children? I like to be able to spend time with the girls one on one and I love that there are so many things I can enjoy doing with Bella now she is getting older.
One thing we do like doing is going to see shows and musicals. Last year, we were invited to see The Mousetrap at St Martin’s Theatre. Back on the 12th April 1958, The Mousetrap broke the then current world record for the longest running theatre show. The previous title holder was Chu Chin Chow at five and a half years. 60 years later, the show is still running that’s some achievement, isn’t it?
Travelling to the theatre
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie that opened in London’s West End in 1952 and is still running to this day. The show is family friendly but recommended for children aged 12 and over but is suitable for younger children too from 7. This made it perfect for Bella as she was 8 when we went to see the show. It also gave us the opportunity to get all dressed up to enjoy a mummy and daughter day which is always a lot of fun.
Outside St Martins Theatre
The play is brilliant, we both really enjoyed it! We didn’t really know who the killer was, so it was a big surprise for us at the end. Don’t worry, I won’t tell who was it and spoil the show for you but I can tell you that it will keep you and your little ones super entertained and engaged for the whole show.
Inside St Martins Theatre
Bella loved the story and also love the whole mystery aspect too. Trying to get all the puzzles together to find who the killer was, was for sure a lot of fun for her.
The Mousetrap is still running at the St Martin’s Theatre with 8 shows a week at 7,30 pm Monday to Saturday with a 3 pm matinee on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4 pm show on Saturdays. Running time is approximately 2 hr 20 mins.
Is this something you and your little ones would enjoy?
*Disclosure: we were invited to attend this show in exchange for some socials but Bella and I enjoyed so much that I decided to do a review.
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Amy SIMPSON says
This sounds great x can’t beat Agatha Christie
What a great oldie
Peter Watson says
My grandchildren aren’t quite old enough for a trip to the theatre yet.
Susie Wilkinson says
I went to see this with my family when I was a similar age, both me and my older brother worked out who the murderer was half way through, we’re both very good at analysing information!
Sally Collingwood says
I love Agatha Christie, looks like you had a great day out
Laura Wright says
Would love to go, looks amazing!
Lydia Joy says
Can’t imagine taking my boys to see something like this! If only I had girls who would sit through a show!
Tracy Nixon says
I love Agatha Christie and would love to see this!
It is a fantastic show! We loved it!
We saw this a few years ago before my son was born and loved it! I’m a big Agatha Christie fan too. #KCACOLS
Looks a wonderful treat to go see with the family X #kcacols
Gemma Hendry says
looks right up my street and looks like you had fun
Jo (A Rose Tinted World) says
I went a few years ago to see this. Great show, and love the fact that you get sworn to secrecy. E isnt old enough to see it yet, but I do hope she is a Christie fan as much as I am! #KCACOLS
I can’t wait for my kids to be ready to go to shows together. So far we have only managed Peppa pig! #KCACOLS
Crystal Green says
I’ve never heard of this show before now, but I know my youngest son would appreciate this. He loves a good mystery to solve! This does sound like a great mother-daughter day out. Like you, I do strive to have one-on-one time with each of my kids in some form at least every couple of months. #KCACOLS
Nathan Bridge says
Whenever we take my daughter to her great Nanas she sits their watching Agatha Christie with her and never leaves her side till it finishes. It’s so cute
My grandmother and I used to bond over Agatha Christie books when I was a kid, this brought back a lot of memories. I think my daughter is still a few years too young for this, but what a great idea #KCACOLS
Jenna - Northernbird84 says
This sounds right up my street!! I will look into tickets and see about a weekend in London for myself and my husband. We both love the theatre and Agatha Christie is amazing. Thank you for sharing. Bella looks like she had an absolute blast #KCACOLS
Tracey Carr says
I would absolutely love to do this with my daughter some day. I am slightly obsessed with Agatha Christie. She is one of my idols. The idea that one day I could share that joy with my daughters exciting. Oh I just have to wait until they get a bit bigger! #KCACOLS
Enda Sheppard says
What an amazing tale, running since 1952, so you pair are part of history as well as having a great mummy-daughter experience together. #KVACOLS
Sarah | Digital Motherhood says
Sounds like a good day out. I’ve never taken my 8 year old to the theatre but she’d probably enjoy it now she’s older! #KCACOLS
Sarah-Marie Collins says
I love going to the theatre with my boys it’s such a treat. The Mousetrap is actually on my theatre bucket list! #KCACOLS