Agatha Christie best seller at Derby Theatre

And Then There Were NoneMarking the 125th anniversary of the Queen of Crime’s birth, Agatha Christie’s most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None is being staged at Derby Theatre this week.

The show which also marks the 10th anniversary of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, has a star-studded cast including West End and TV star Paul Nicolas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Just Good Friends) as judge Sir Lawrence Wargrave.

He will be joined in by Colin Buchanan (Dalziel and Pascoe) as retired police inspector William Henry Blore. Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance), is eccentric spinster Emily Brent, and Mark Curry (Blue Peter, The Woman in Black, Charley’s Aunt) plays Dr Armstrong.

And Then There Were None is widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece and the one that she described as the most difficult to write. Her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds.

A group of ten strangers is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing.

At dinner a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn of having a guilty secret and by the end of the evening the ten guests become nine.

Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die. And with only the fallen believed to be innocent who among them is the killer?

The play is being shown at Derby Theatre from November 9-14 at 7.30pm with a matinee on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Also among the cast are Frazer Hines, Ben Nealon and Verity Rushworth.

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