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Review: The Mousetrap

Northern Beaches Mum Emma got the opportunity to see The Mousetrap on opening night and sent us this raving review.

The West End’s longest-running play is finally in Australia and running until 30th of October 2022 so if you are looking for something fun to do, head to the city and enjoy the cleverest murder mystery of the British Theatre.

To celebrate its Platinum (70th) Jubilee, the world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, has come to Australia, playing at Theatre Royal Sydney. This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time.

It has by far the longest run of any play anywhere in the world, with over 28,500th performances so far. The play has a twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre. Agatha Christie originally wrote the story as a short radio play entitled Three Blind Mice, which was broadcast in 1947 as a birthday present for Queen Mary. She eventually adapted the work into a short story before again rewriting it for the stage as The Mousetrap.

After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from the foremost mystery writer of all time.

For 70 years, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. Can you solve this world-famous mystery for yourself? Don’t just see it. Solve It!