In the years since its opening the St Martin's has staged plays by John Galsworthy, Frederick Lonsdale and Noel Coward amongst others. Notable successes in the post war years include Hugh Williams' "The Grass is Greener", John Mortimer's "The Wrong Side of the Park" and the record-breaking thriller "Sleuth".
The Mousetrap transferred to the St Martin's in March 1974; There is no need here to elaborate on its phenomenal success. When the theatre was built it was described as 'giving the impression of being a private theatre provided by some patron of the dramatic art for the entertainment of his friends' While it would be stretching a point to describe any theatre owner in these difficult days as a 'patron', it is certainly true to say that the family commitment to the St Martin's is total; we are proud of our unbroken connection with the theatre, and the continuity that we have brought to its management.
Bertie Meyer, who was so closely involved in the St Martin's in the early days, ran the theatre intermittently from l916 to 1967, when his son R.A.(Ricky) took over. Ricky was the administrator for twenty years until his retirement in l987; he remained our invaluable consultant, until his death in l991. We all look forward to many more years of our successful association with The Mousetrap in what I believe is the capital's most attractive small theatre.