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Black Coffee - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Black Coffee

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

10m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573702341

A physicist dies after consuming a poisoned beverage. Enter Hercule Poirot, one of Christie’s most beloved sleuths, to solve the mystery!

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Mystery/Thriller, Period

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - In the library of Sir Claud Amory's house at Abbot's Cleve, about twenty-five miles from London.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From West End

This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. Written in 1934, the story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb. In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie fashion.
Characters

CASTING

10m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

TREDWELL - the butler
LUCIA AMORY - Richard's wife
MISS CAROLINE AMORY - Sir Claud Amory's sister
RICHARD AMORY - Sir Claud's son
BARBARA AMORY - Sir Claud's niece
EDWARD RAYNOR - Sir Claud's secretary
DR. CARELLI
SIR CLAUD AMORY
HERCULE POIROT
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, O.B.E.
DR. GRAHAM
INSPECTOR JAPP
JOHNSON - a constable

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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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