Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - King Solomon Hotel, Jerusalem
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
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
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From West End
An assorted group of travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister. Sarah King, a young English doctor, and her colleague, the eminent psychologist, Dr. Theodore Gerard, find themselves embroiled in a battle to free the children from the sadistic grasp of a tyrannical woman. This chilling play offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where Christie explores the realms of the sadistic mind and the devastating effects of long term psychological abuse.
“The victim, an emotional terrorist and one of Christie’s finest creations.” - Sophie Hannah, The Guardian
“In the character of the stepmother, the author has a most toothsome villainess.” - Mel Gussow, The New York Times
Appointment with Death opened at the King's Theatre on 29th January 1945 and transfered to the West End on March 31, 1945 at the Piccadilly Theatre. It was directed by Terence de Marney.