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Afternoon at the Seaside - Short Play, Melodrama

Afternoon at the Seaside

Agatha Christie

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Short Play, Melodrama

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573702426

A light seaside mystery in one act.

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Description

Short Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - A summer afternoon at the beach at Little-Slippyng-on-Sea. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Exterior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A whimsical day by the sea in a British resort.  An emerald necklace has been stolen and the Inspector has to investigate an extraordinary mix of characters.

Part of the triple bill The Rule of Three , which also feature The Rats, and The Patient.

REVIEWS

“Afternoon at the Seaside is quite delightful in everyway. It is light, gay and amusing, but still has a twist at the end, and I had nostalgic memories of Spider’s Web. It was certainly the hit of the evening." - Peter Saunders, Producer of The Mousetrap


Afternoon at the Seaside was first presented as part of Rule of Three which toured the United Kingdom in 1961 and subsequently opened at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in 1962.

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CASTING

7m, 5f

BOB WHEELER
NOREEN SOMERS
ARTHUR SOMERS
GEORGE CRUM
MRS. CRUM
A MOTHER
A YOUNG MAN
BEACH ATTENDANT
MRS. GUNNER 
PERCY GUNNER
THE BEAUTY
INSPECTOR FOLEY
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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