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The Secret Adversary – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari Director: Sarah Punshon Reviewer: Glen Pearce 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. The writer’s popularity shows no sign of diminishing, and theatrical productions continue to be inspired by her impressive cannon of work. The Mousetrap has just celebrated its 26,000th performance, and now The Watermill Theatre is touring ...

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The Secret Adversary – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Director: Sarah Punshon Writer: Agatha Christie Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty In celebration of Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, The Secret Adversary is embarking on a UK tour. The story was Christie’s second work, published in 1922 and the first of five stories featuring the adventures of Tuppence and Tommy. Adapted by Johann Hari and Sarah Punshon, this adaptation is a successful mystery, ...

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Black Coffee – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Paul Downham   Now in ninthyear, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company are touring the UK with Black Coffee, Christie’s first stage play, and the only one to feature the revered detective Hercule Poirot. Written in 1929 the plot is possibly more relevant today than it was when first written and subsequently performed in ...

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The Mousetrap – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Scott Stait   The notoriety of Agatha Christie is a curious thing. By the time of her death in the mid 70s, the sales of her books worldwide were exceeded only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her writing style so recognizable, her characters so well crafted and her stories leaving readers and audiences ...

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The Mousetrap – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Dominic Corr With over 60 years of mystery and well over 25,000 performances Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap lives on firmly at King’s Theatre Edinburgh. As the classic whodunit of the theatre The Mousetrap has kept the identity of its murderer secret in the longest running production of modern times. This anniversary tour brings ...

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The Mousetrap – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt Smith Reviewer: Jennie Philpot Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is known the world over. From a play studied in many a school classroom to becoming the world’s longest running stage production; since 1952 this classic ‘whodunit’ has perplexed many a would-be detective! When Mollie Ralston (played wonderfully by Helen Clapp) and her husband decide to ...

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The Shepherd’s Warning – Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: Ben Muir Reviewer: Selwyn Knight After Dark Entertainments is a well-known award-winning and prolific provider of murder mystery evenings with a range of possible murders to solve. But until now, the characters, stories and plots of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, have not been presented in this way.. until now that After Dark has a license from Agatha ...

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Agatha Christie’s Murder On Air – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Helen Jones The Agatha Christie Company's production of Murder On Air leads to a rather novel idea for an evening's entertainment. They have taken three little known radio plays by the writer and put them on the stage. However they are not 'staged' as such, instead the evening is performed as if you ...

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