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Radio Play, Melodrama

9m, 5f

ISBN: PMS0000000238

A chilling radio play in one act for live performance.

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Description

Radio Play

Melodrama

30 minutes

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - The action moves from the living room of James Brent to a platform at Newton Abbot station.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

James Brent receives a chilling telephone call seemingly from beyond the grave. His dead wife, Fay, is waiting for him at the very place she met her grisly end. At his new wife’s insistence, they go to meet her as requested and in the process discover a terrifying and disturbing truth.   

Part of the live radio triple bill Murder in the Studio which also includes Butter in a Lordly Dish and Yellow Iris.

REVIEWS

"The detective story, against all probability, seems to be coming back to radio." - Frederick Laws, The Listener, reviewing the 1960 BBC Radio broadcast


The play was first broadcast on the BBC Radio Light Programme in 1954 and has been performed live on stage as part of an evening of Christie radio plays in the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA and China.

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CASTING

9m, 5f

FAY
JAMES BRENT
PAM BRENT
MRS. LAMB
EVAN CURTIS
MARY CURTIS
MR. ENDERBY
INSPECTOR NARRACOTT
OPERATOR
STATION ANNOUNCER
1st PORTER
2nd PORTER
WOMAN
MAN
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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