“★★★★” The Legendary whodunnit!
I finally got to see the long running Agatha Christie – The Mousetrap where we were transported to a guest house in the 1940s.
The show starts with a full house, a group of strangers that are forced together as they are trapped by the snow. Tensions soon run high when they hear of a Murder and the owners Mr and Mrs Ralston try and make sure everything runs smoothly, which of course it does not!
You guessed right The Mousetrap is a classic Murder mystery, an old house, stranded by the weather and an Inspector with the bad news.
There is every type of personality when it comes to characters and this highly keeps the interest of the audience. The play itself isn’t the most dark and gruesome but more of a lighthearted and amusing attempt at discovering who the killer is.
As well as the amazing performances from the cast, the set itself was incredibly details. It felt like you were actually in the guest house where the whole play takes place. It’s fascinating how with one set you watch the characters move in and out and it works perfectly to tell this murder mystery story.
The little details were also spot on with views from the window, snow falling outside and how it effortlessly moved from day to night. Overall an amazing show with a strong cast a ace set up!
The audience is told at the end that they become a partners in crime to keep the secret to themselves. I wouldn’t want to spoil the ‘Whodunnit’ plot but I think The Mousetrap is one not to miss,