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Rats, The - Short Play, Melodrama

Rats, The

Agatha Christie

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Short Play, Melodrama

2m, 2f

ISBN: PMS0000000239

A short, dark story in one act.

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$19.95
: Pre-Publication Manuscript
$9.95
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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Short Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day, 1960s

Settings Of Play -

The Torrances' flat in Hampstead.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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

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.


REVIEWS

“Miss Christie brings to the horror piece The Rats, a highly ingenious plot.”  - The Stage 


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.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

SANDRA GREY
JENNIFER BRICE
DAVID FORRESTER
ALEC HANBURY
Rental Materials

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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Robert Faichnie 10/15/2016 8:30 PM
Full of intrigue and suspense. Perfect for a small group like ours and will keep the audience guessing until the end

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