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The Mousetrap – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Clare White Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running theatre production. It opened at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in 1952 before embarking on its current record-breaking West End run and recently celebrated its 26,000th performance. The UK tour, seen by over one million people, marks the 60th anniversary of the popular whodunit, which ...

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The Mousetrap – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Allegedly the cleverest murder mystery in the history of British theatre, Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunit The Mousetrap is the longest running show not only in the UK but in the world. A twister in every sense of the world, it has clocked up almost 65 years of running continuously since it ...

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Dry Rot – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: John Chapman Director: Keith Myers Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] English farce came to prominence in the 1950s and 60s; maybe its light, frothy and undemanding nature was a reaction to the straitened times the country had just endured. A partnership between the writers, John Chapman and Ray Cooney, and actor-manager, Brian (now Baron) Rix began, spawning the Whitehall farces ...

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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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Dry Rot – Derby Theatre

Writer: John Chapman Director: Ron Aldridge Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:2] The roots of much of the comedy we see today are firmly embedded in Whitehall Farce, a form of theatre that was once the mainstay of the West End, in the days before it was taken over by the now ubiquitous musical. Typically based largely around misunderstandings, ludicrous situations and ...

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Dry Rot- Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writer: John Chapman Director: Ron Aldridge Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes [rating:4] When the show begins you could be forgiven for thinking this would be another ‘More tea Vicar-whoops there goes my trousers’ farce. But it is so much more than that. Hilarious from the outset this show is sure to heave you gasping for air while having laugh after laugh. Written ...

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