Saturday, 22 June 2013
What an excellent idea it was to decide to watch this local community performance of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. I can fully understand now why this is such a popular play the world over. I went to the Chicken Coop Theatre (excellent name) production at the Palmerston Library Theatre.
From start to finish, this play was marvellous, each actor was truly convincing in their role. I loved the fact that, due to the theatre being very small, the actors actually walked though the audience when going to the "kitchen" or "bedrooms".
I cannot of course give away the story, that is top secret, but I found the plot to be very convincing. It really is one of those stories that, when it finally all unfolds, has you going "oh yes, that makes sense".
I picked up a leaflet for the coming season from Stage Centre Productions, the play was produced with their cooperation. I quite fancy their upcoming staging of The Unexpected Guest, again by Agatha Christie. This is not until October though. If I do decide to go then I'll be sure to post a review here.