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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 – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Agatha Christie: Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:3.5] Agatha Christie first wrote The Mousetrap as a radio piece (Three Blind Mice), a gift to Queen Mary for her 80th birthday, back in 1952. It has now been running for so long it is considered a national institution along with Madame Tussauds or the changing of the guards; something ...

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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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Dry Rot – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: John Chapman Director: Ron Aldridge Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:3] An actor of some experience himself, “Dry Rot” is the first play John Chapman wrote. On showing the first draft to the Emperor of Farce, Brian Rix, it was accepted gladly on condition that it was expanded to include a rôle for the Master himself. Opening in the Whitehall Theatre ...

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