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Patient, The - Short Play, Melodrama

Patient, The

Agatha Christie

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Short Play, Melodrama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573702426

A short, dark play in one act

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Description

Short Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

40 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A private room in a nursing home. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From West End

The Patient, known as Mrs. Wingfield, has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. Unable to communicate, it could have been an accident, attempted suicide or worse still a cold-blooded killer bent on murder. As relatives gather round her hospital bed the tension builds as an ingenious device helps Mrs. Wingfield convey a message that could solve the mystery. 

Part of the triple bill The Rule of Three  which also features The Rats and Afternoon at the Seaside.

REVIEWS

“An excellent mystery thriller with an unbeatable final line.” - Charles Osborne, Theatre critic, writer and literature director of the Arts Councilof Great Britain


The Patient 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.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

LANSEN
NURSE
DR. GINSBERG
INSPECTOR CRAY
BRYAN WINGFIELD
EMMELINE ROSS
WILLIAM ROSS
BRENDA JACKSON
THE PATIENT
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MUSICAL STYLE

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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