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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Gareth Armstrong Reviewer: Lu Greer The Mousetrap is, of course, known as being famously the longest running show on London’s West End. Indeed, it has run for the entirety of Queen Elizabeth’s reign beginning in 1952 as she took the throne. Coming from the mind of Agatha Christie it is recognised as the quintessential period whodunit, ...

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The Mousetrap – The Lowry, Salford.

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Gareth Armstrong Reviewer: Sam Lowe “Suspect everyone!” is intimidatingly written on the show’s poster. Yet, simultaneously we suspect someone. Tonight, the audience take on the role of investigator as they attempt to deduce whodunit; who committed the murder? Which character has the opportune moment and which one has the fitting motive? Yes, this is the world’s ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Writers: Phil Lowe and David Bown Director: Phil Lowe Reviewer: Ruth Jepson It’s December, which means it’s time to put the tree up, sip mulled wine, and head to the theatre for the best part of Christmas: The Pantomime! Jack and the Beanstalk at Harrogate Theatre has been given a modern twist by reimagining the titular hero as a heroine. ...

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All Creatures Great and Small – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Based on the book by James Herriot Adaptor: Simon Stallworthy Director: Tim Welton Reviewer: Ian Foster There’s no doubting that here and now, a television adaptation full of television stars is a safe bet for a theatre tour but while one may think better the devil you know, this version of All Creatures Great and Small demonstrates the difficulties in ...

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The White Carnation – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: R. C. Sherriff Director: Knight Mantell Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Thinking about it, 1950’s Britain seems like it would have been a fairly decent place to live. As long as you were a fairly wealthy, native white male who went to the right school. In this long forgotten play by R. C. Sherriff (recently revived at, and transferred from, the ...

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The White Carnation – Finborough, London

Writer: R.C. Sherriff Director: Knight Mantell Reviewer: Nathanael Kent [rating:4] R. C. Sherriff is best known for his harrowing Great War drama, Journey’s End, now a staple of the GCSE syllabus and recently revived in the West End and on tour. He boasts an impressive list of screenplays to his name, too: Goodbye Mr. Chips and The Dam Busters to ...

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