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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

6th December 1948 Born today: Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)

6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.go to related location

6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.go to related location

6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green

St Martins Theatre



St Martins Theatre

The longest running West End show The Mousetrap is here.

Location: West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden

Description: Since March 1974 the St Martin's Theatre has been the home of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, more than half of its record breaking run!

The Mousetrap first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.

Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records, David Raven as the 'Most Durable Actor' for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf, and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy.

Originally intended to be one of a pair with the adjacent Ambassadors which opened in 1913, the St Martin's debut was delayed by the outbreak of the Great War.

The first performance, Houpla, a comedy with music, took place on 23rd November 1916. It has also staged plays by John Galsworthy, Frederick Lonsdale and Noel Coward amongst others.

This beautiful building is one of the few West End theatres that is still privately owned.


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St Martins Theatre

The longest running West End show The Mousetrap is here.


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