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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 Poirot thriller in three acts.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Mystery/Thriller, Period

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

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

Accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb.  Hercule Poirot, with the help of Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, is called in after the formula is mysteriously stolen and Sir Claud is callously murdered.  

A superbly crafted whodunit with endless red herrings, subplots of infamous spies and an astonishingly prophetic storyline about weapons created through ‘bombarding the atom’. One of Christie’s most gripping country house murder mysteries.


REVIEWS

"It's exactly as Agatha Christie – and Poirot – should be. I'm totally in the dark, in every way, but having fun." - Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Black Coffee premiered at the Embassy Theatre in London in December 1930.

Characters

CASTING

10m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

HERCULE POIROT
TREDWELL 
LUCIA AMORY
MISS CAROLINE AMORY 
RICHARD AMORY 
BARBARA AMORY
EDWARD RAYNOR
DR. CARELLI
SIR CLAUD AMORY
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, O.B.E.
DR. GRAHAM
INSPECTOR JAPP
JOHNSON 
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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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