12-17 September 2016
Reviewed by Lynsey Roberts
This Agatha Christie’s classic mystery thriller is about a murder that takes place in a newly opened guest house. The owners – a young recently wed couple – welcome their first set of guests on the night a murder has taken place in the village and there is a severe snow storm. Now with the threat that one of them may be in danger due to a terrible crime from their past, they are trapped in the house with a murderer among them. As the plot unfolds so do the pasts and circumstances of this very diverse and some particularly peculiar group of strangers. Full of suspense, surprise and at times humour this production will not disappoint.
Each of the characters is played with just the right amount of intrigue to keep you guessing. The stage setting was very well done. It was uncomplicated but provided the cosy atmosphere required in setting the scene for a murder mystery to unfold with a group of complex characters stuck in a guest house in the middle of a snow storm.
The Theatre Royal is a modern theatre with a choice of bars on each of the floors and very helpful and friendly staff. Although modern the theatre itself still has the feel of a traditionally old theatre and feels intimate and cosy. Our seats in the dress circle provided a good view of the stage. The theatre is located in the city centre which means it is easily accessible by public transport and has on street parking close by as well as an array or bars and restaurants for pre and post show drinks and food.
I really enjoyed my evening at the Theatre Royal watching this light-hearted suspense filled production which I would recommend to friends and family. Overall I would give the production 3 stars out of 5.
Tickets cost from £16.90 to £41.40 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
The Mousetrap is at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow until 17 September 2016. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7647.
Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA | 0844 871 7647