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  1. The Mousetrap has been entertaining audiences in London for 67 years which makes it the longest running show in the World.  This legendary ‘whodonit’ by Agatha Christie is currently on tour at Lighthouse Poole and last night I took my Mum who was equally as excited as me to see it.

    The play which is set in the 1930’s will have you intrigued straight from the start and if you like a bit of murder mystery then I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it.  All the characters are very talented, some are quirky, some a little grumpy, but all have a very dry and funny sense of humour and there was quite a few laughs from the audience. 

    The beautiful Monkswell Manor set doesn’t change and you won’t see any sparkly costumes jumping around but it’s perfect if you want to just sit back and relax for a couple of hours without thinking too hard.

    You’ll suspect all of the characters are some point but part of the shows success is that you know there will be a murder but not much else.  At the end of the show you are asked to not share the secret which makes me feel like I’m part of a very special club and certainly won’t be telling a soul.  

    The Moustrap is running in Poole from now until 25 January.  If you would like more information or to book tickets, please visit Poole Lighthouse.

    The Mousetrap

    Dorsetmums was invited to see The Mousetrap for the purpose of a review however all words are my own.

  2. Cinderella is everything a traditional panto should be with bucket loads of humour, audience participation, outrageous costumes, singing, dancing and 3 men in frocks!

    Weymouth Panto Cinderella 5

    We all know the story of Cinderella, and the beautiful Lexi Pilgrim plays her incredibly well.  She has a stunning voice and you genuinely want to see her have her happy ever after.  Buttons is fabulous as always and although he doesn’t get the girl he does delight everyone each time he comes on stage with his pure silliness and hilarious gags.

    Weymouth Panto Cinderella 2

    Whoever was in charge of costumes excelled themselves this year as there was countless pretty sparkly dresses and of course the Fairy Godmother and Ugly Sisters had some crazy over the top outfits too.  The scene with the Prima Ballerinas was just hilarious, they really are very brave men!

    Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother does everything she can to make sure it’s her daughters that charm the Prince but of course the Fairy Godmother is there to ensure Cinderella makes it to the Royal Ball in style.

    Weymouth Panto Cinderella 4

    There’s some great special effects as always and we enjoyed watching the pumpkin carriage getting bigger and bigger and there’s even a flying Fairy Godmother too! 

    Children in the audience will be invited up on stage but you can also expect to get out of your seat for some dance routines.  My son gets embarrassed easily now and firmly stayed sunk down in his chair while Mummy had a boogie with everyone else in the audience.

    Cinderella has everything for the young and old to enjoy and the whole cast really did do a wonderful performance - it’s a feel good show which I thoroughly recommend. 

    Cinderella is running in Weymouth until 4 January 2020.  For more information and tickets, please visit the Weymouth Pavilion.

    Cinderella 2019

    Dorsetmums was invitied to see Cinderella for the purpose of a review however all words are my own.