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#21 Honoured Guest

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 13 September 2012 - 05:43 PM, said:

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!

No! No! Pharaoh's No.2, don't do it! Put the money you save to one side so you can continue to frequent the Donmar Warehouse.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

And not see anything when passing thorugh London? How could I?!



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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:50 AM

I loved the Mousetrap. I just wish I could have my memory wiped so I could see it again  without knowing who the murderer. Go for it, PN2

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

The Mousetrap has broken a record as the play to sell the most seats at The Mayflower Theatre. 17,400 seats and another 400 expected by the end of the run

The record was previously held by Rebecca, starring Nigel Havers, in 2005 with 17,150

I am looking forward to seeing this weekend.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Well this was certainly an experience. The audience reminded me of when I was at the Beijing Opera: full of non-English speaking Chinese folk, rattling their ice-cube filled glasses, getting up to go to the loo, texting during the show. Just like they do at the National Grand Theatre on the corner of Tiananmen Square. I'd love to know what they thought of it. You can't just be carried along by effects.  It's a very wordy play.

And quite a good play, too. Classic whodunnit but with some nice little twists and it keeps you guessing. Underwritten in parts, with a couple of plot holes as far as I could see. But I was never bored. Well acted- it must be hard playing to an audience who isn't really following what you're saying. It feels (and looks) quite fresh. I understand the set was last refurbished in 1999, so they're keeping it well.  The most old fashioned thing about it is the programme. Looks like it hasn't changed in 60 years.

The upper circle is mightily uncomfortable.... fixed seats with no real back.... but view ain't bad. The St Martin's is a nice theatre..... lovely wood paneling. Whilst it suits this play perfectly, it would be lovely to see it become home to something else.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:54 PM

Don't forget to tell me when it is closing so I can go! I might never see it of course.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:20 AM

It would be so strange to see something other than The Mousetrap at the St Martin's, I wonder of they've ever considered moving it to say The Ambassadors.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:30 AM

View PostJon, on 17 July 2013 - 12:20 AM, said:

It would be so strange to see something other than The Mousetrap at the St Martin's, I wonder of they've ever considered moving it to say The Ambassadors.
It was at the Ambassadors originally, moved to the St Martin's in the late seventies.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:20 AM

Well this was a crummy dud in my opinion. Booked to see it as I needed a Tuesday matinee last week. Only positives I can suggest is that I can say I've seen it and tick the St Martin's off my mental West End theatres list, but oh how tired and dated it was. I've included a few more thoughts (as well as some on far superior productions) on my monthly review if you're interested at all: http://thegreatestof...one-of-two.html.
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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:36 PM

"Well this was certainly an experience. The audience reminded me of when I was at the Beijing Opera: full of non-English speaking Chinese folk, rattling their ice-cube filled glasses, getting up to go to the loo, texting during the show. Just like they do at the National Grand Theatre on the corner of Tiananmen Square. I'd love to know what they thought of it. You can't just be carried along by effects.  It's a very wordy play."

WOW!!! It IS shocking to believe that people in Beijing are non English speakers! That whole paragraph had a massive whiff of xenophobia




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