The Mousetrap Review

Southampton Mayflower – until 4th March 2023

Reviewed by Lucy Hitchcock


A timeless, classic ‘whodunnit’ mystery, set within a gorgeous country house has hit Mayflower-and it is up to you to solve the murder!!

Agatha Christie’s ‘Mousetrap’ has come to Southampton, to give you a chance to be your own detective, with this sterling cast leading your imagination! From the over the top Mr Paravinci, to the subdued Miss Casswell, you will not find a moment that strays your mind away. This entire cast was great-with Elliot Clay, as ‘Christopher Wren’ being cheesy and playful, to Joseph Reed as ‘Detective Sgt.Trotter’ steering the show in and out of the whys and wherefores, until the murderer is revealed! This was a seamless, clear and riveting production right until the very end!

The Mousetrap has a lot to live up to, being the worlds longest running production, but with this cast and brilliant production team, the reputation of the show does not waver. Directed by Ian Talbot OBE and Denise Silvey they have done a perfect job of creating the perfect mystery on stage.

With lots of twists and turns, from tugging of hair to looking into cellars – could these all be clues that will lead you to the murderer? Why did Mollie and Giles go to London? Why did the playful Mr Paravinci arrive unexpectedly after turning his car over in the snow?

These are all questions you need to find the answer to, when you enter ‘The Mousetrap’!