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Love from a Stranger – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Matt Forrest Without a doubt, Agatha Christie is one of the most prolific writers of not just her own, but any generation, turning out over 60 books. She was also a successful playwright, having penned the theatrical behemoth that isThe Mousetrap.  However, her flirtation with the stage didn’t stop there, ...

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Love From A Stranger – New Theatre, Cardiff

Author: Agatha Christie Adaptation: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Barbara Michaels The Grande Dame of thrillers and murder mysteries would no doubt be amused by the recent upsurge of performances, both on TV and one stage, of her work. Amused – and maybe not always too pleased (think BBC TV’s screening of Ordeal by Innocence which deviated so far ...

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Love From A Stranger – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Steve Turner With the continued success of her production of Witness for the Prosecution still wowing audiences in London, Director Lucy Bailey has turned her attention to a lesser-known Agatha Christie and has produced another brilliant adaptation. Moving the story on some 20 years or so since its first stage production, Bailey takes ...

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A Murder is Announced – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director/Designer: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Ron Simpson The problems with Agatha Christie plays are mainly a matter of balancing plot and people and presenting an archaic Englishness without too much stuffiness or implied chauvinism. Christie herself could do this with a suitably light touch between the dramatic revelations, but in Middle Ground Theatre’s production Leslie ...

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And Then There Were None – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Renee van de Schoor Reviewer: Laura Marriott Ten strangers receive a mysterious invite to a dinner party on an isolated island. One by one, their various sordid pasts catch up with them. One by one, they are accused. One by one, they meet their end. Theatre company No Drama today launched their new play And Then ...

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Partners In Crime – Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Agatha Christie Adapters: Sarah Punshon &Johann Hari Composer: Alex Silverman Director: John Nicholson Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter Choreographer: Nancy Kettle Reviewer: Michael Gray Watch in amazement as civilisation is saved by just eight actors with a few tricks up their sleeves. Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari have based their show on an early Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary, published ...

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The Mousetrap – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Clare White Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running theatre production. It opened at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in 1952 before embarking on its current record-breaking West End run and recently celebrated its 26,000th performance. The UK tour, seen by over one million people, marks the 60th anniversary of the popular whodunit, which ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: S.E. Webster On at least 26,000 occasions the stage curtain has risen over a performance of The Mousetrap. 2014 saw the 60th-anniversary tour of the classic whodunit drama sell out and now it’s back, by popular demand, at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. The Agatha Christie favourite has long held an aura of mystery ...

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