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Review: Mindgame at the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells

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Mindgame, a mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz (creator of Foyle’s War and many more) made its Tunbridge Wells debut at the Assembly Hall Theatre last night and will be continuing with daily performances until (and including) Saturday 3rd February.

Lucy Wild reviewed the show for My Tunbridge Wells – here’s what she thought:

Last night, a friend and I had the pleasure of going to see Mindgame at the Assembly Hall Theatre on behalf of My Tunbridge Wells.

I have to say, this is not the usual type of show I would  go to see there, as I’m much more a musical kind of girl, but I am so pleased that I went.

Mindgame Review

The play, which only has three actors and no set changes, except for the very subtle ones (watch the portrait and the window), is a very well written and exceptionally acted psychological drama which is full of suspense and dark humour.

All of the actors were fantastic and there are were many twists in the plot that I was entertained and kept guessing for the whole two hours. Without giving too much away, here’s some more information about the storyline:

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he’s walking into. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields – the asylum where Easterman is kept.

But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the meat in the fridge? And why isn’t the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame Review

It is hard to decided on my ‘best bits’ for this play as I feel it was the complete package that made it so good, but I did like the suspense and plot twists.

If you like psychological dramas than you will be sure to enjoy Mindgame, or if you fancy trying something different, I would highly recommend going to see this show.

Mindgame is running until Saturday 3rd February so book your tickets online HERE now.



  1. I saw it last night and it was bloomin’ fantastic. I had heard of none of the actors, but they were brilliant, and the surreal effects of the set must have kept an expert stage crew very busy.
    The plot twists were amazing. It was very cleverly written. I’d love to see it again, but last night’s performance was the last in TWells.
    We went to the stage door afterwards to tell the actors how much we’d enjoyed it and they were delighted. “We never get to meet our audience,” they said.

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