Undemanding: A lavish staging and some spirited performances cannot redeem a thin script in the Theatre Royal Bath and Kenny Wax’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain.
Blindingly Good Mice: The first rule of Mousetrap is you don’t talk about Mousetrap. Well, not the ending, anyway. Since Agatha Christie’s country house murder mystery debuted in 1952 the conceit has been that audiences don’t give away the ending – and pretty much everyone this side of Wikipedia has respected the Queen of Crime’s wishes.
How do you write a review on a show that you can’t reveal very much of without spoiling what happens? Well that is the dilemma that I’m in right now when it comes to my thoughts on The Mousetrap.
Old theatrical war horses don’t come any older, warty or horsier than The Mousetrap. The longest running show in the history of theatre has recently licenced a national tour alongside its 63rd consecutive year in the West End.
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