History Theatre / TheMousetrap

4th Jun '17 2:28:05 PM nombretomado
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* DoNotSpoilThisEnding: At the end of the play, the audience is asked not to spoil the ending. No film adaptation (or any other adaptation, for that matter) is allowed to be made while the play is still running. Mass market publication of the script is not allowed in the United Kingdom either. Since it's been running for ''sixty years'', it's likely no adaptation will ever see the light of day. As a matter of fact, TVTropes ain't spoiling either. Got that?

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* DoNotSpoilThisEnding: At the end of the play, the audience is asked not to spoil the ending. No film adaptation (or any other adaptation, for that matter) is allowed to be made while the play is still running. Mass market publication of the script is not allowed in the United Kingdom either. Since it's been running for ''sixty years'', it's likely no adaptation will ever see the light of day. As a matter of fact, TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes ain't spoiling either. Got that?
13th May '17 2:40:16 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* RedHerring: Take a shot every time there's one of these and you'll be passed out by the end of the first act.

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* RedHerring: Take a shot every time there's one of these and you'll be passed out unconscious by the end of the first act.
10th May '17 8:19:22 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* RedHerring: Take a shot every time there's one of these and you'll be passed out by the end of the first act.
10th May '17 8:07:46 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* EveryoneIsASuspect: There is a reason why the tagline for the play in the brochures is, "Suspect Everyone".

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: There is a reason why the tagline for the play in the brochures is, "Suspect Everyone". The only person not played up at possibly being the murder is Mollie.
10th May '17 8:06:37 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: The killer manages to strangle [[spoiler: Mrs. Boyle]] to death in about five seconds.
10th May '17 7:56:16 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* {{Jerkass}}: Mrs. Boyle can get pretty mean at times, questioning Mollie's motives at running a guest house and not showing a speck of remorse for the death of the Corrigan boy. [[spoiler: It's no wonder she gets killed at the end of act one]].
10th May '17 7:52:28 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* ChekhovsGun: The box Giles puts in the window seat and the package Mollie puts in the desk drawer at the beginning of the show.
11th Apr '17 4:13:35 PM jeez
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%%* HateSink: Mrs. Boyle serves this purpose - she is a universally unliked, unpleasable elitist old nagger.
11th Nov '16 11:33:08 PM bwburke94
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** Soviet Union didn't particularly care about those nasty capitalist rules, and, therefore, produced in 1990 a pretty straightforward movie adaptation.

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** Soviet Union The USSR didn't particularly care about those nasty capitalist rules, and, therefore, produced in 1990 a pretty straightforward movie adaptation.



* FreudianExcuse: The murderer (no, we are ''not'' saying who it is) has a huge one, [[spoiler:having been a victim of child abuse and watched their little brother ''die'' as a result of said abuse. However, the murderer has a ''much'' more well-adjusted sibling who [[BigDamnHeroes stops them at the last minute]],]] showing that a FreudianExcuse alone does ''not'' justify bad behavior.
12th Aug '16 10:05:44 PM Eagal
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* MetaGuy: Type B: Paravicini. He frequently names conventions of the "cosy" crime fiction genre, proving to be quite GenreSavvy. These include highlighting the dangers of not knowing the guests, commenting on the convenience of the isolation of the characters, and asking Trotter not to spoil the "ending" (reveal the murderer), as the last scene/reveal is always the best scene.

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* MetaGuy: Type B: Paravicini. He Paravicini frequently names conventions of the "cosy" crime fiction genre, proving to be quite GenreSavvy. These include highlighting the dangers of not knowing the guests, commenting on the convenience of the isolation of the characters, and asking Trotter not to spoil the "ending" (reveal the murderer), as the last scene/reveal is always the best scene.
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