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The Mousetrap – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:4.5] “Don’t give away the ending -” beseeched the tagline of Hitchcock’s classic movie Psycho, “it’s the only one we have!” A similar request is made to the audience of this play during the curtain calls. We are all now partners in crime and share the answer to one of theatre’s ...

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The Mousetrap – Woverhampton Grand

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating:4.5] Agatha Christie’s quintessential murder mystery, The Mousetrap, is the longest running production in the world, now in its 60th year of being on stage. To celebrate its diamond anniversary, director Ian Watt-Smith is taking the play on tour, and it can currently be seen at the Wolverhampton Grand. The Mousetrap ...

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The Mousetrap – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] The Mousetrap is famously the West End’s longest running play, having opened there in November 1952 after a short provincial tour and still running at St Martin’s. None of those involved thought that this play, developed from a short radio play, would last very long: Agatha Christie anticipated a run ...

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Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Iain Watt-Smith Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:3.5]   The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with almost 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, ...

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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:3] Now in its record-breaking 60th, diamond anniversary year, Agatha Christie's famous stage play, still running in London's West End, has embarked on its first ever tour. Already playing to sold-out houses nationwide, and booking well in to 2014, it has certainly been so far well-received and anticipation to see ...

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The Mousetrap – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Author: Dame Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:3.5]   This truly extraordinary play is now in its 60th year: an institution even before this reviewer was born. With so much in modern society that is short-lived, it feels quite humbling to finally be one of those ‘in the know’. But don’t worry, all are sworn to secrecy ...

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