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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
Time Period - Present Day, 1960s
Settings Of Play -
The Torrances' flat in Hampstead.
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Adulterous lovers, Sandra and David are called to the Torrances’ flat for evening drinks. However no one is home. What first appears to be a simple mix up of dates turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and, all at once, framed for murder.
Part of the triple bill Rule of Three, which also features Afternoon at the Seaside and The Patient.
The Rats 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.
N/A (Not a musical)
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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