Afternoon at the Seaside

by  Agatha Christie

Short Play, Melodrama  /  7m, 5f

A light seaside mystery in one act.

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Afternoon at the Seaside

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A whimsical day by the sea in a British resort.  An emerald necklace has been stolen and the Inspector has to investigate an extraordinary mix of characters.

Part of the triple bill The Rule of Three, which also feature The Rats, and The Patient.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

“Afternoon at the Seaside is quite delightful in everyway. It is light, gay and amusing, but still has a twist at the end, and I had nostalgic memories of Spider’s Web. It was certainly the hit of the evening." - Peter Saunders, Producer of The Mousetrap

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A summer afternoon at the beach at Little-Slippyng-on-Sea. 

Casting

7m, 5f
BOB WHEELER
NOREEN SOMERS
ARTHUR SOMERS
GEORGE CRUM
MRS. CRUM
A MOTHER
A YOUNG MAN
BEACH ATTENDANT
MRS. GUNNER 
PERCY GUNNER
THE BEAUTY
INSPECTOR FOLEY
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Authors

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 Prosecutio ...

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Afternoon at the Seaside was first presented as part of Rule of Three which toured the United Kingdom in 1961 and subsequently opened at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in 1962.

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