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06 March 2023

Posted by Issa Farrah

The Mousetrap - Mayflower Young and Junior Writers Investigate Mystery!

On Saturday 4th March, the Mayflower Junior and Young Writers investigated The Mousetrap, at Mayflower Theatre (Southampton)!

The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, a play so popular it ran continuously from 1952-2020 in London West End theatres, until the COVID -19 pandemic!

The play centres on a mysterious chain of events, and people, centred around Monkswell Guest House. 

The Mayflower Junior, and Young, writers had been preparing for their investigation at Mayflower Theatre in previous sessions at MAST Studios. Under the expertise of Chief of Curiosity…Inspector  Anna, and her assistant… Issa ‘The Hotshot Maverick’ Private Detective… the Mayflower Writers had been learning to look for clues when solving problems: with a great sense of fun!

Whilst the Mayflower Writers gathered outside the theatre, some played ‘spot the writer’, watching and waiting, with an open mind and open eyes to try and see their fellow writers arriving.

The Mousetrap is a riveting play, and the Mayflower Writers were visibly absorbed in the twists, turns, frights and fun of the afternoon. 

After the interval, wherein the Mayflower Writers took a well earned lunch of ice cream, they returned to the play and solved the mystery!!

However, the Mayflower Writers are sworn to secrecy on the identity of the culprit, but you may find clues in their writings if you look and listen, very carefully!!!


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