Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The scene is laid throughout in the observation saloon of the paddle steamer Lotus on the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa.
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
Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
"An aura of exotic mystery always lends a certain flare, and the character-driven Murder on the Nile delivers such ambience in spades." - Signal Tribune, Read More
"Behind the enticing title are the well-worn Christie promises of quirky characters up to quaint behavior and deadly shenanigans in an exotic locale." - Green bay Press Gazette, Read More
Murder on the Nile premiered at the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland in January 1944.