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The Mousetrap – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Gareth Armstrong Reviewer: Alice Fowler How well can you really know someone? Is everyone, in fact, a stranger? And what do you do when you find yourself cut off in an eccentric country guesthouse and learn there is a murderer in your midst? Such questions have thrilled and provoked Mousetrap audiences since 1952. It is, famously, ...

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INTERVIEW: Gwyneth Strong praises diverse roles for women ahead of her performance as Mrs Boyle in a new national tour of Agatha Christie’s classic, The Mousetrap

"I’m really looking forward to playing a bombastic, difficult woman," says former Only Fools and Horses actor Gwyneth Strong. Best known for her role as Cassandra, Rodney’s love interest in the BBC sitcom, Strong will star as the formidable Mrs Boyle in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery play, The Mousetrap. Now in its sixty-eighth year, the play is set to ...

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Pulse Festival: Stand – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer and Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The recent election has sparked a resurgence in debating and caused people to stop and think about what it is they really believe in. For many that belief will stay just in their head, a set of notions that the think about but don’t act upon. For another group, however, they ...

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Monkey Bars – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: May Mellstrom [Rating:4] “What is up with our generation?” asks a character in Chris Goode’s innovative play Monkey Bars. You may ordinarily expect the question to come from a disaffected adult but Monkey Bars is no ordinary play. Instead the query is that of a schoolboy and this is just one of many ...

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Monkey Bars – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Chris Goode (dialogues originated by Karl James) Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 4.5] The opening image of Monkey Bars is of a man sat on a luminous white box singing to a plate of green jelly. Not long after another man walks on stage dressed in his underpants wearing a balaclava and blows up a red ...

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Monkey Bars – Drum Theatre, Plymouth

Writer &Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Marina Spark [rating:4] The Drum Theatre at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth is currently home to Monkey Bars, a one act, verbatim piece of theatre using the words and thoughts of over seventy children aged between seven and ten. As a space, the Drum Theatre lends itself well to Monkey Bars, as we are often exposed ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Monkey Bars – Traverse Theatre

Writer/Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3] “Out of the mouths of babes (oft times come gems)” and that couldn’t be any closer to the truth in the latest production from Chris Goode at the Traverse Theatre. Goode’s latest production uses dialogue from conversations between children and Karl James and uses them verbatim to create an interesting and touching 75 ...

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