Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The action takes place cruising on the River Nile in the observation saloon of the paddle steamer Lotus.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
“As slick a vehicle as any theatre company could wish for.” - Leah D. Frank, The New York Times
Murder on the Nile opened at Dundee Repertory Theatre under the title Hidden Horizon and eventually in at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in March 1946.