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Murder on the Nile - Full Length Play, Drama

Murder on the Nile

Agatha Christie

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Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573702419

Fatal circumstances await a newlywed couple as they embark on their honeymoon voyage down the Nile.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

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

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.


REVIEWS

"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.

Characters

CASTING

8m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

1ST BEADSELLER
2ND BEADSELLER
STEWARD
MISS FFOLIOT-FFOULKES
CHRISTINA GRANT
SMITH
LOUISE
DR. BESSNER
KAY MOSTYN
SIMON MOSTYN
CANON PENNEFATHER
JACQUELINE DE SEVERAC
MCNAUGHT
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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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