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The Mousetrap – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Clare White Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running theatre production. It opened at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in 1952 before embarking on its current record-breaking West End run and recently celebrated its 26,000th performance. The UK tour, seen by over one million people, marks the 60th anniversary of the popular whodunit, which ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: S.E. Webster On at least 26,000 occasions the stage curtain has risen over a performance of The Mousetrap. 2014 saw the 60th-anniversary tour of the classic whodunit drama sell out and now it’s back, by popular demand, at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. The Agatha Christie favourite has long held an aura of mystery ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Lighting Designer: Peter Vaughan-Clarke Reviewer: Ron Simpson How do you review a Great British Institution? Particularly one that has been as much mocked as loved. Immediately we are in territory that invites parody: the handsome traditional country house setting (strangely uncredited) and an opening scene that recalls Tom Stoppard’s glorious send-up, The Real Inspector ...

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The Mousetrap – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Allegedly the cleverest murder mystery in the history of British theatre, Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit The Mousetrap is the longest running show not only in the UK but in the world. A twister in every sense of the world, it has clocked up almost 65 years of running continuously since it ...

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The Mousetrap – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Everybody knows of The Mousetrap, of course. The production at London's St Martins Theatre holds the record for being the longest-running theatre production anywhere in the world, having opened in 1952 (in the neighbouring Ambassadors Theatre, transferring to its current home in 1974). And yet, despite its long run, it seems ...

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The Mousetrap – Derby Theatre

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: James Garrington How can anyone explain the enduring popularity of The Mousetrap? It opened in London in November 1952 and in April 1958 became the longest-running London production ever. More than 60 years and 26,000 performances after its opening night it is still going strong and is almost as much of a tourist ...

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The Mousetrap – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty   In it’s 63rd year and the longest running play in history, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a sort of British tradition. When a group of strangers meet for the first time on the opening night at Monkswell Manor, a new hotel run by Molly and Giles Ralston, none of whom ...

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The Mousetrap – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

  Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Dan English   It's classic murder mystery as Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap reaches Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre as part of its UK tour. There's plenty of twists and turns in this long-running play, which is both touring and based permanently in London's West End, as a newly opened guest house plays host to ...

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