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Towards Zero - Full Length Play, Drama

Towards Zero

Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 4f

ISBN: 9780062094469

What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a tennis player?  To the casual observer, apparently nothing. When a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head.

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$18.99
: Mousetrap and Other Plays
Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play - Lady Tressilian's seaside home in Gull's Point, England, during the end of the summer. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Lady Tressilian, an old and humourless woman confined to her bed, invites several guests into her seaside home of Gull's Point for two weeks at the end of the summer. Tennis star Nevile Strange, former ward of Lady Tressilian's deceased husband, incurs her displeasure by bringing both his new wife, Kay, and his ex-wife, Audrey, thus causing awkward romantic misunderstandings. But events soon become sinister when Lady Tressilian is killed and Superintendent Battle, who is holidaying nearby in the home of his nephew, finds himself in a labyrinthine maze of clues and deception.


REVIEWS

"...a series of cunningly constructed events designed to cover the perpetrator's tracks and lay blame elsewhere." - Cape Times


Characters

CASTING

7m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CAMILLA, LADY TRESSILIAN - host of her seaside home
MARY ALDIN - Lady Tressilian's companion
NEVILE STRANGE - a handsome tennis player (and former ward of Lady Tressilian's late husband)
KAY STRANGE - his beautiful second wife
AUDREY STRANGE - Strange's nervous, pallid first wife
TED LATIMER - a friend of Kay
THOMAS ROYDE - Audrey's distant cousin
MR. TREVES - solicitor, an old friend of Lady Tressilian
ANDREW MACWHIRTER - a stranger who earlier tried to commit suicide but helps to solve the murders
INSPECTOR JAMES LEACH - Battle's nephew
SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE - who solves the case with his nephew
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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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