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That said, I think I'll go to see it in London on Tuesday... it's one of the only things playing a Tuesday matinee, and I'm passing through, so may give it a go. Be good to tick off the St Martins from my list, as well!
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:09 PM
Mark has a review in the stage.http://thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/37317/the-mousetrap
he went to Canterbury - seemingly to the same show I did. They have actually added extra shows such was demand.
The review doesn't make much sense to me - he wants something new but doesn't suggest what, or how you do something new in a 60 year old plot setting. The characters also fit the view from those times and the idea of a spin on the murder mystery with some ham, Colombo, stereotypes and real drama, so I didn't see how they were meant to be made more into characters or changed without the show becoming something entirely different. .
I thought it was pretty good. The audience laughed a lot, the mystery unfolded well, the drama was effectively intense where it was meant to be. it got loud applause. The problems are seemingly in the script - where some remarks are there for the audience to pick up, but are strangely missed by the other characters, and there's a bit of thus we see final tidying up of the plot - where characters suddenly claim to know things they had no way of knowing. The acting is fine, the audience left happy, but Poirot would scratch his head a bit.
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