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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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Murder on the Nile – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] Agatha Christie took Murder on the Nile through several incarnations before it reached its final form. Originally called Moon on the Nile, the first version featured Hercule Poirot, whom she removed over concerns as to how the dapper detective would appear on stage. She subsequently reworked it with a new ...

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Murder on the Nile – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:2.5] Are you mad about Agatha Christie? Do you read the books, watch the TV series, marvel at the acting of David Suchet as Poirot, sit at home trying to work out which of the cast of players is the inevitable murderer? How does the experienced Agatha Christie Company fare with ...

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Murder on the Nile – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Rosie Wheat [rating:4]   If you need an exotic respite from this rather drizzly, rather grey British summer, look no further. One of the most famous and popular murder mysteries of Agatha Christie’s legacy, Murder on the Nile on stage does not disappoint. It has a nice mix of all classes, introverts, extroverts, ...

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Murder on the Nile – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] Presented by the official Agatha Christie theatre company, Milton Keynes Theatre brought us this evening the scorching Egyptian sun (we wish) and some classic intrigue in the crime queen’s Murder on the Nile. It is the 1930s and cruising on a steam ship along the Nile are the two newly ...

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Murder on the Nile – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Let us get the most common misconception out of the way first. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile contains no famous Belgian detective. That’s her earlier work, Death on the Nile, you’re thinking of there. The one she wrote before she decided she could do a much better job of ...

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