St Martin’s Theatre refurbishment
Category: News & Insight Posted: 06.12.17
The show must go on!
We have been appointed to provide CDM consultancy services on a project at St Martin’s Theatre, London. The project is for the replacement of the boiler and ancillary works to the boiler room. The project is out to tender in January 2018, with works on site expected to commence in May and completion expected in August 2018.
St Martin’s Theatre has staked a place in history by being the home of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’, the longest running show in the world. The show originally opened in London in 1952, at the Ambassador’s Theatre, in the same street at St Martin’s. It was at the Ambassador’s Theatre that the play began to break records, it became the longest running play in the West End in September 1957.
The show transferred to St Martin’s Theatre in 1974 and has enjoyed a remarkable 42-year run there, notching up a spectacular 65 years run, so far. Momentous milestones like the show’s 25,000th performance took place at St Martins. The company relished the chance to perform for royalty, as for the 50th anniversary, the Queen and Prince Philip were in the audience. The show marked its diamond anniversary by launching a touring production which visited regional theatres for the first time since the show opened in London.
Arrangements have been made for the production to continue for the duration of the works, to ensure the show does go on!