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Cards on the Table - Full Length Play, Drama

Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573702365

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon
An art collector invites a policeman and a crime novelist to a dinner party to view his special collection: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it!  
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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - Various Locations: Shaitana’s drawing-room, Dr. Robert’s Surgery, The Wendon Lodge, Mrs. Lorrimer’s drawing-room, and Mrs. Oliver’s flat during the Summer of 1935. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Mr. Shaitana is a strange and wealthy collector of snuff boxes and other objets d'art. One evening he invites two specialists, Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard and crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, to a dinner party to view his special collection: four people who have committed murder and gotten away with it. As they play bridge after dinner, Shaitana is daringly murdered by someone at the party. Battle sets out to solve the crime aided, of course, by the eager Mrs. Oliver who begins with psychological deductions from the bridge score cards. After many red herrings, skeletons in the cupboard and two more deaths, Battle lays his cards on the table.


REVIEWS

"As a puzzle, this murder mystery constantly teases, frustrates and surprises." - The Daily Telegraph


Cards on the Table was first presented at the Vaudevill Theatre in London on December 9th, 1981. Directed by Peter Dews.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 7f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ANNE MEREDITH
MRS. LORRIMER
DR. ROBERTS
MAJOR DESPARD
SHAITANA
MARY - Shaitana's maid
MRS. OLIVER
SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE
BUTLER
SERGEANT O'CONNOR
MISS BURGESS
RHODA DAWES
DORIS - Mrs. Lorrimer's maid
STEPHENS

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
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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