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Rule of Thumb - Collection / Anthology, Melodrama

Rule of Thumb

Agatha Christie

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Collection / Anthology, Melodrama

5m, 4f

ISBN: PMS0000000217

A triple bill of short, contrasting plays comprising The Wasp's Nest, The Rats, The Patient.

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Description

Collection / Anthology

Melodrama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

THE WASP'S NEST - The garden of Charles Harbourgh's house. 

THE RATS - Michael Torrance's flat in Hampstead. 

THE PATIENT - A private room in a nursing home.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre

This triple bill of one act murder mysteries combines: The Wasp's Nest which sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.   
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CASTING

5m, 4f

THE WASP'S NEST 

CHARLES HARBOROUGH
CLAUD LANGDON
NINA BELLAMY
HERCULE POIROT

THE RATS 

SANDRA GREY
JENNIFER BRICE
DAVID FORRESTER
ALEC HANBURY 

THE PATIENT 

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