This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres start reopening from tonight (17 May) in London and at other theatres in the UK.
As theatre next week starts to finally edge cautiously out of a full lockdown of over five full months, plus only very intermittent appearances in the nine months before that, the question arises will the audiences be there for it?
English theatres will finally be able to reopen their doors from next week after the Government today confirmed the next stage of its post lockdown roadmap will begin on 17 May 2021.
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
Meanwhile, I want to start keeping track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, in a new feature here that will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest-running show in the world, which had been due to resume performances at London’s St Martin’s Theatre on 23 October 2020 – is to have its reopening postponed.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest running show in the world, which had to be suspended when the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres – is to reopen in the West End on 23 October 2020.
Now in its 68th year in the West End, The Mousetrap is also touring and shows no signs of slowing down. And whilst the play is more than a bit of a warhorse, it has become a staple of British theatre.
The world’s longest-running stage production The Mousetrap returns to Edinburgh to thrill a whole new audience in this classic murder mystery tale at the Playhouse
The Mousetrap’s 60th anniversary gala arrived on 12 April 2018 with a celebration of the prestige and longevity that all shows dream of.
Although The Mousetrap is often dismissed as a mere genre piece, all plot and no characters, I think this does an immense disservice both to Christie’s skill and to the pleasure that murder mysteries and crime thrillers can give their audiences.
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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