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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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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 – Woverhampton Grand

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer [Rating:4.5] Agatha Christie’s quintessential murder mystery, The Mousetrap, is the longest running production in the world, now in its 60th year of being on stage. To celebrate its diamond anniversary, director Ian Watt-Smith is taking the play on tour, and it can currently be seen at the Wolverhampton Grand. The Mousetrap ...

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