The Mousetrap Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16

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5.0 star rating C Reidy from Bournemouth

SUSPENSE TO THE END

Lovely quaint theatre excellent actors /actresses truly didn't work out who did it . Fantastic night out .

5.0 star rating Marian from Liverpool

FUN, A BIT DAFT, VERY WELL DONE.

I'm not a huge fan of Christie, but this play delivered. It was much fun, with laughs out loud, clichés, overacting in a good way, a bit cheesy and camp, but not too much. It was a proper story and well played. We enjoyed the costumes and period touches. we didn't guess whodunit! I would go again. I think all sorts of people would enjoy it.

5.0 star rating John Bourke from Ireland

EXCELLENT

Visiting London for the weekend with my wife and so happy that we decided to see this play. Good production all round and enough red herrings to keep you guessing. My favourite character was Mr Paravicini, a standout performance by Stephen Matthews.

4.5 star rating Richard from St. Matthews, SC US

EXCELLENT 'WHODUNIT'!

My wife and I attended the Nov. 19, 2009 performance, seated in the fourth row. We expected a really well-scripted murder mystery and came away with a far better impression than the description given. It wasn't simply good, it was excellent! I've worked with law enforcement for more than 10 years. This play kept me guessing up to the end. And even then, I'd guessed wrongly. You won't be disappointed. And you're seeing a record-setter to boot.

4.5 star rating Sc from Worcestershire

THE MOUSETRAP ENTERTAINED US

The performance was brilliant. Amusing, captivating and very professional entertainment. I would highly recommend everyone to see it. It seems as though it is part of our heritage .

4.0 star rating A. Benoit from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

TO ALL AGATHE CHRISTIE FANS...

To anyone who has every been an Agathe Christie fan this is a must see. The theatre is the perfect venue with all it's character. The play itself is typical A. Christie. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

4.0 star rating Brent from Salt Lake City, UT USA

CHEESY BUT REALLY GOOD FUN!

The Mousetrap delivered exactly what we expected. Sure it was a little cheesy, but it was great fun. The cast was excellent and the smallish theater provided a great atmosphere for a whodoneit.

4.0 star rating Martine from The Netherlands

NICE PLAY

I have seen this play about 8 years ago. I was only 14 years old when I saw it, and my english wasn't that good yet. Though I enjoyed the play and venue. A lovely old theater and the play was even interesting for me and my younger brother who was at that time 11 years old. I have very good memories about watching the play.

4.0 star rating Marc Wasserman from London, England

FUN THROWBACK

In an era where almost everything in the West End is a show-stopping musical with set changes, costume changes, music, this is a marvelous throwback - one set, no costume changes, old theater, play set in 1952 or so - and it's great. Yes, the plot has some holes and convenient coincidences, and yes, some of the acting can be a little hammy (although that is how the play was written), but it's also a fun mystery and well played out. I very much enjoyed it. If you're looking for something more traditional, kind of like a game of "Clue" more than, say, the Lion King (which is great in its own right) then this is the play you should go see.

2.5 star rating Em from oxford, uk

BORRING BUT QUAINT

Not the most gripping of murder mysteries. Found the first 45 mins incredibly borring, so much so that we couldn't wait for the interval so that we could leave. However, we persevered. A very quaint little play ,however, quite annoying over acting in places especially by the character "Christopher" this may be in keeping with the era of the setting of the play. If you want a Miss Marple or a Poroit, forget it.

2.0 star rating Tara Golding from London, England

NOT MY CUP OF TEA

Love the theatre but this was a bit boring. I nodded off at one point. Not sure how it’s made 70 years perhaps it just not my taste. Personally I would not recommend.

2.0 star rating Robyn from Liverpool , England

SLOW AND DATED

My mum has always wanted to see the mouse trap, so for a Christmas treat I took her. We were disappointed, it was slow, boring and very dated. The acting was good apart from one actress, her acting was very bad and over the top. The only thing I enjoyed was watching a man in the royal box falling asleep then waking himself up with a jump, then carried on watching the play.That was entertaining. If you love Agatha Christie you will love this play, if not save your money or go and see a musical.

2.0 star rating Stella from London, England

UNBELIEVABLY BAD ACTING

I suppose the plot is good, but the acting was so absurdly terrible that I could barely discern the quality of the lines underneath. The actors shouted and screamed their lines as if they had a race to see who would get to the end of the play first. They also over-acted in the most absurdly un-funny way, as if the whole play was a hilarious comedy instead of a thriller drama with a few subtle laughs in there. Disappointing and disheartening to see this play butchered being any and all recognisable merit.

1.0 star rating Catherine Jones from USA

LONG WINDED AND BORING

I was expecting a gripping drama of a who dunnit and was really disappointed by its lack of suspense. I also nodded off at one point as it just seemed to go on and on. The seats were very uncomfortable and leg room was very limited. The theatre has character.I expected a lot more from an Agatha Christie play and cant believe it has been running for so long! There was no change of scenery set either

1.0 star rating V1461 from London, England

NO LEG ROOM AT ALL , AND MUSIC FROM NEXT DOOR

The show itself was ok but the theater wasn't good at all. We were on upper circle and the seats are extremely small. Unless you are a size 8 you will be touching your neighbour unfortunately. If you are taller than 5 feet you will have to put you legs sideway as your seat almost touch front chair . No room at all, uncomfortable hard seats . Secondly at some point we could hardly hear our own show as the music from next door was so high. During the show we can hear "macarena " song coming from another theater . It was so loud we thought it was part of our play but wasn't. Such a shame

1.0 star rating Howard Forton from London, England

OVER RATED

More a farce then a murder mystery. Exceptionally boring with lots of running about. I expected Brian Rix to pop up and drop his trousers. We’ve been spoilt by so many excellent well acted TV dramas. I guess it was fabulous in it’s glory early days. Not mature enough for 2023 audiences. The Americans seemed to like it. Says it all. Seats in upper circle were excruciatingly un comfortable. No leg room and I have short legs.

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