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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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The Mousetrap – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:3] Now in its record-breaking 60th, diamond anniversary year, Agatha Christie’s famous stage play, still running in London’s West End, has embarked on its first ever tour. Already playing to sold-out houses nationwide, and booking well in to 2014, it has certainly been so far well-received and anticipation to see ...

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The Mousetrap – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Author: Dame Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree [rating:3.5]   This truly extraordinary play is now in its 60th year: an institution even before this reviewer was born. With so much in modern society that is short-lived, it feels quite humbling to finally be one of those ‘in the know’. But don’t worry, all are sworn to secrecy ...

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