REVIEW: The Mousetrap – Diamond Anniversary Tour, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
The Mousetrap is famous around the world as being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 23,000 performances. And to celebrate 60 years on stage, it’s on tour for the very first time.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve shredding moment the identity and the motives are finally revealed.
From the quality cast including: Steven France, Thomas Howes, Karl Howman, Bruno Langley, Graham Seed, Jemma Walker, Jan Waters and Clare Wilkie; the beautiful period set, to the keep-you-guessing inventiveness of the script, this is good old-fashioned theatre at its very best. It is a glimpse into what theatre used to be, and if the completely packed theatre is anything to go by, it is an example of the kind of theatre the great British public want to see. A quality product and the ideal opportunity for everyone outside London to see this British classic.
Touring the UK until June 2013.