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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play was running ''continuously'' (until the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.

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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play was running ''continuously'' (until the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). 2020; it reopened on 17 May 2021). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.
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* MyGreatestFailure: Mrs. Ralston [[spoiler:was sent a letter by the youngest Corrigan boy detailing the horrid conditions he and his siblings were living in, but was ill when she received it and consequently didn't read it until after the boy was already dead. Unlike [[AssholeVictim Mrs. Boyle]], she feels horrible about her role in the events and failing to prevent the tragedy.]]


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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play was running ''continuously'' (until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.

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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play was running ''continuously'' (until the COVID-19 pandemic UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.


A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play has been running ''continuously'' (until the Covid-19 pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.

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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play has been was running ''continuously'' (until the Covid-19 COVID-19 pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.


* WhamLine: Although in the interest of maintaining the spoiler policy, the context is omitted.
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* BuildingOfAdventure: The entire play takes within Monkswell Manor. (Even more specifically, it takes place within the drawing room of Monkswell Manor, with occasional noises off indicating what is happening elsewhere in the house.)


A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play has been running ''continuously''. It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.

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A 1952 play by Creator/AgathaChristie adapted from her 1947 radio play, "Three Blind Mice". Since its opening night in London Soho, the play has been running ''continuously''.''continuously'' (until the Covid-19 pandemic forced the theatre to close in 2020). It holds the world record for longest running show (of ''any'' type) of the modern era.


* EveryoneIsASuspect: There is a reason why the tagline for the play in the brochures is "Suspect everyone." The only person not played up as possibly being the murderer is Mollie.

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: There is a reason why the tagline for the play in the brochures is "Suspect everyone." The only person (apart from Sgt. Trotter) not played up as possibly being the murderer is Mollie.


* SinisterWhistling: The unseen killer can be heard whistling ''Three Blind Mice'' right before the murder. The killer repeats the whistle after their identity is revealed.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In 1952 this was a contemporary play. A mention of ration books meant this was already showing its age just two years later when rationing was abolished. The radio being the source of news and entertainment, the fashions (possibly much more overtly "1950's" than they would have been in the actual 1950's), and especially the shock of a woman wearing trousers cement this firmly in a narrow time period.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In 1952 this was a contemporary play. A mention of ration books meant this was already showing its age just two years later when rationing was abolished. The radio being the source of news and entertainment, the fashions (possibly much more overtly "1950's" than they would have been in the actual 1950's), and especially the shock of a woman wearing trousers cement this firmly in a narrow time period.


By the way, the murderer is... [[spoiler: Trotter, really Georgie Corrigan.]]

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By the way, the murderer is... [[spoiler: Trotter, really Georgie Corrigan.not gonna be revealed here.]]


By the way, the murderer is... [[spoiler:not to be revealed on this wiki.]]

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By the way, the murderer is... [[spoiler:not to be revealed on this wiki.[[spoiler: Trotter, really Georgie Corrigan.]]

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