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The Girl on the Train – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Adapter: Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Dominic Corr Based on the best-seller book by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train stage version also follows a moderately successful feature film adaptation. Starring Samantha Womack, the touring production offers a modern mystery which also tackles the usual thriller tropes of ...

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And Then There Were None – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Renee van de Schoor Reviewer: Laura Marriott Ten strangers receive a mysterious invite to a dinner party on an isolated island. One by one, their various sordid pasts catch up with them. One by one, they are accused. One by one, they meet their end. Theatre company No Drama today launched their new play And Then ...

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Dead Simple – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Joan Phillips The latest of Peter James’ murder mystery crime best-sellers adapted for the stage is called Dead Simple. But with more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti, it is anything but. Michael Harrison (played by Jamie Lomas) seems to have it all: a successful business; beautiful fiancée; ...

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The Mousetrap (Tour) – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As the longest running show of any kind in British theatre history, The Mousetrap has left audiences guessing for more than 60 years. Back by popular demand, this 60th Anniversary production brings Monkswell Manor to theatres across the UK and delivers a thoroughly fitting dramatization of Christie’s classic play. When a ...

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The Mousetrap – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Janet Jepson Mention The Mousetrap penned by Agatha Christie, and most theatregoers will know that it’s famous for being the longest-running show of any kind in the history of British theatre. It has played with a variety of casts, made up of well-known actors and not so well-known for 62 years – almost ...

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Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Mark Catley Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:3.5] Interest in Arthur Conan Doyle’s world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes has soared in the past few years, thanks to Steven Moffat’s BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch. So it makes sense that theatre companies are eager to resurrect such a complex and interesting character. ‘The Best Kept Secret’ is an original story ...

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