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The Mousetrap: Diamond Anniversary Tour – Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:3.5] Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been puzzling theatre goers and wannabe sleuths for just over 61 years, and with a continuous run of over 25,0000 performances has now firmly cemented itself ahead of its closest rival (Les Miserables) and to celebrate its Diamond Anniversary the production has embarked on its ...

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The Mousetrap – Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Fran Beaton [rating:3.5] The Mousetrap is a British institution. Part of our theatrical scene for sixty years now, Agatha Christie’s most famous murder mystery is celebrating its sixtieth year on stage with a regional tour. Everyone should see The Mousetrap. It might not be the most compelling of scripts, the most intelligent of ...

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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 – 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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The Mousetrap – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Andrew Liddle [rating:5] Everybody in Britain and Ireland now has the chance to see one of the greatest, most enduring institutions in popular theatre. The Diamond Anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s ingenious whodunit, The Mousetrap, began in Canterbury last September and will end in Dublin next June, having taken in most of the ...

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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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