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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 – Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Jo Payne Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is simply the biggest, longest running; most performed play and has amassed the greatest total audience over the years. It is also the best-kept secret in show-business so it is possible, as a newcomer, to walk into the performance not knowing what to expect except that, at ...

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The Mousetrap – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Liza Kyle We could start by breaking with tradition and announcing to the world that it was Colonel Mustard, in the kitchen with the lead pipe who ‘dun it’, but that really would let the 62 year old cat of the bag. Despite its longevity, The Mousetrap remains something of an enigma with ...

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The Mousetrap – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace [rating:3] The Mousetrap is a play that needs little introduction. Agatha Christie’s most famous whodunit continues to run in London’s West end 62 year after its premiere and can now be found travelling through every nook and cranny of the UK as part of its 60th anniversary celebratory tour. Billing as ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part III

And as we come to our final part of our 2014 preview of shows in and around the UK and Ireland we ask our regional editors in the North West, London, and along the South Coast what productions are getting them excited over the course of the year. Do you agree? What are you most looking forward to? Share your ...

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The Mousetrap – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Nicole Evans [rating:3.5] The first rule of The Mousetrap is that you don’t talk about The Mousetrap. The second rule of The Mousetrap…you get the idea. The idea behind Agatha Christie’s landmark production was born way back in 1947 when she answered a royal command to write a play for Queen Mary’s birthday. ...

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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 – New Theatre, Oxford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] When The Mousetrap arrived in the West End in November 1952 neither Agatha Christie nor the play's producer, Peter Saunders, had very high hopes for it. Christie predicted the run would last only 8 months with Saunders slightly more optimistic at 14 months. 60 years on and the play is ...

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