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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 – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Harriet Brace A stylish tale of intrigue and suspicion, diehard whodunnit The Mousetrap is still a murder mystery to marvel at. More than 60 years and over 26,000 performances since its 1952 debut, audiences are just as eager to incriminate the culprit and suss out the main suspect before the dramatic reveal as ...

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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 – Liverpool Empire

2016 Touring company of The Mousetrap

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap needs very little in the way of introduction. Written more than sixty years ago it holds the honour of being the longest running play in the world and has its resident home in London’s West End. After last nights production, it's easy to understand why the crime ...

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A Murder is Announced – Buxton Opera House

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple sails into action in Middle Ground Theatre’s latest who-dunnit touring production. First published in 1950, it has prospered in various incarnations, and this adaptation by Leslie Darbon itself dates back to 1977. The plot and setting break little new ground for Christie, for whom ...

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