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The Mousetrap

March 6, 2013

There is good reason that Agatha Christie’s play “The Mousetrap” has been running continuously for the entire sixty year period of the second Elizabethan age in London’s West End – it works. 

It works on many levels. It works as a documentary giving us the opportunity to experience a 1952 evening at the theatre in London, including authentic clipped BBC English accents of the period. It works as a clever plot with brilliant although now very stereotypical characterisations. It works as a play with a deep psychological tragedy underlying the who-dun-nit plot connecting us to a back story which gives us cause to think about the issues.

This Diamond Anniversary touring production at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham had a great all round cast and was an excellent evening out on a dark February night.

http://mousetrapontour.com/tour/?touryear=2013

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