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Unexpected Guest, The - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Unexpected Guest, The

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

7m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573702372

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find himself stumbling on to the scene of a murder. When the dead man’s wife confesses to the crime, the stranger agrees to provide her with an alibi. But who is he really protecting?

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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place in Richard Warwick’s study in South Wales near the Bristol Channel.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

A thriller as well as a puzzler set in a foggy estate in Wales, this mystery opens as a stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and his wife standing over him with a gun. But the woman is dazed and her confession is unconvincing. The unexpected guest decides to help her and blame the murder on an intruder. Later, the police discover clues that point to a man who died two years previously and a pandora's box of love and hate, suspicion and intrigue is opened in the night air.


REVIEWS

"The impact is tremendous... Just when the murder seems solved ... Miss Christie pulls her almighty knock out punch. I admit her complete victory." - London Evening News

"Tantalizing ingenuity." - London Tatler


Presented by Peter Saunders at the Duchess Theatre, on 12th August 1958.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 3f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

RICHARD WARWICK
LAURA WARWICK
MICHAEL STARKWEDDER
MISS BENNETT
JAN WARWICK
MRS. WARWICK
HENRY ANGELL
SERGEANT CADWALLADER
INSPECTOR THOMAS
JULIAN FARRAR
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history but also Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None to name but a few of her greatest stage successes. Her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies around the world, and she is only outsold by the Bible and Shakespeare. Born in 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, to ... view full profile

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Reviews
Jon Putzke 8/16/2014 3:38 PM
Great fun for Christie enthusiast, both on stage and in the audience.

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