Touring – reviewed at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Guest reviewer: Becky Doyle
What an absolutely brilliant adaptation of the much-loved story The Mousetrap. From the very beginning they had us guessing and wondering who on earth could be behind the London murder.
The story is engaging and direct throughout with laughter through the mystery. My opinions on the culprit changed a number of times due to the sheer talent on stage and manner in which each character was portrayed. Each member of the cast play their character to their upmost and I cannot single out an individual as they all excelled.
The props and the stage were laid out well and you could see all that was needed and intended from all areas of the audience. There was no music involved, only that of a children’s nursery rhyme, which added suspense and an edge to each break away from screen or focus.
Before the show I had been told to expect suspense and ‘at the edge of your seat’ enjoyment, though I can honestly say that I wasn’t expecting half of what I got. During the interval you could hear others deliberating over who it could be, yet when the show came to a conclusion there were gasps and shocked faces. Up until the very end it could have gone a multiple of ways.
Overall, I would highly recommend this show to anyone who is looking for a thriller, with a little comedy and a lot of detective work with the challenge of whether they can work out who did it…?!