Sunday 5 March 2023

The Mousetrap


I will never tire of hearing that excited buzz before a performance. The air hums with anticipation for what lays ahead.

What a beautiful old theatre the Comedy Theatre is.

I'm a sucker for a chandelier.

The Mousestrap is a play that is 70 years old and still going strong. This production is under the direction of the venerable Robyn Nevin. The set never changes and it, along with the actors, are set in the 1950's. 

I'm not going to talk about the play itself and l will definitely not talk about the ending. What l will talk about is the excellent cast of Anna O'Byrne, Alex Rathgeber, Laurence Boxhall, Geraldine Turner, Charlotte Friels and Adam Murphy. they were all so good especially Laurence Boxhall. The dialogue moves along at a good pace and there are a few laughs along the way too. It's a clever mystery that keeps people guessing until the end. The lady sitting next to me didn't guess who the killer was nor did many l overheard coming down the stairs. I knew the story and knew the ending but it didn't interfere  with my enjoyment of the play. 

The Mousetrap is touring Australia during May and June. I highly recommend you see it.

5 out 5 stars

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