Lichfield Players bring Agatha Christie work to the stage

Director Brian Todd with Lichfield Players cast members

Director Brian Todd with Lichfield Players cast members

Fans of Poirot and Miss Marple will be thrilled by the Lichfield Players’ latest production.

The Players’ September production opens their 2009/2010 season with one of the most enigmatic murder mysteries by the best-selling crime writer of all time.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie runs at the Lichfield Garrick from September 30 – 70 years after the mystery was first published in the UK.

The Players’ production opens a month after Agatha Christie hit the headlines in the Daily Mail with the serialisation of a brand new Hercule Poirot short story The Capture of Cerberus, pieced together by a fan and lifelong family friend from previously undiscovered notebooks.

Director Brian Todd said:

“Agatha Christie has sold over two billion books worldwide; many of her stories have been adapted for TV and it’s unusual not to be able to tune into a Christie classic on any night of the week. Our production of And Then There Were None on such an auspicious anniversary is a great opportunity for people to come and experience live the type of crime genre that the British public have grown to love.

“Audiences will be greeted initially by the voice of Agatha Christie and will recognise various theme tunes honouring her TV detectives.  Whilst the play itself has no designated super sleuth to solve the murders, the plot is so meticulously planned that audiences should be on tenterhooks until all is revealed in a delicious twist right at the very end.”

And Then There Were None follows the fortunes of ten unsuspecting house guests as they are invited to a party on a remote island, but they quickly realise something is amiss when their host eerily fails to appear.

As each guest is accused of murder, they share their sinister secrets, but it seems no one is free from retribution as one by one they start to die.

The Lichfield Players’ production runs at the Lichfield Garrick from September 30 to October 3. Tickets are priced at £10 (concessions £9 and £6) and are available by calling the Lichfield Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or online at  www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

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