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The Verdict – Darlington Hippodrome

Based on the book by Barry Reed Adapted for the stage by Margaret May Hobbs Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on Barry Reed’s 1980 best-selling novel, this newly adapted version of The Verdict is the first time the story has been dramatized since the 1982 Paul Newman-starring movie. Featuring a failing, drunken lawyer finding a new lease of ...

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The Verdict – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Margaret May Hobbs from the book by Barry Reed Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: James Garrington Although originally written as a book, The Verdict is perhaps best known as a film starring Paul Newman and James Mason. David Mamet’s Oscar-nominated screenplay was adapted from a novel by Barry Reed – a novel which has now been adapted for the stage, ...

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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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The Mousetrap – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Arguably theatre’s most popular and recognised Whodunnit has arrived in Wolverhampton, leaving locals guessing and placing their bets as to who is the mystery killer! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is currently on a UK National Tour after celebrating sixty years as the longest running play in the West End. Set in ...

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The Mousetrap – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Scott Stait   The notoriety of Agatha Christie is a curious thing. By the time of her death in the mid 70s, the sales of her books worldwide were exceeded only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing style so recognizable, her characters so well crafted and her stories leaving readers and audiences ...

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The Mousetrap – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Jo Payne Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is simply the biggest, longest running; most performed play and has amassed the greatest total audience over the years. It is also the best-kept secret in show-business so it is possible, as a newcomer, to walk into the performance not knowing what to expect except that, at ...

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The Mousetrap – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace [rating:3] The Mousetrap is a play that needs little introduction. Agatha Christie’s most famous whodunit continues to run in London’s West end 62 year after its premiere and can now be found travelling through every nook and cranny of the UK as part of its 60th anniversary celebratory tour. Billing as ...

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