Appointment With Death

by  Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 7f

A psychological thriller in three acts.

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Appointment With Death

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

An assorted group of travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister. Sarah King, a young English doctor, and her colleague, the eminent psychologist, Dr. Theodore Gerard, find themselves embroiled in a battle to free the children from the sadistic grasp of a tyrannical woman. This chilling play offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where Christie explores the realms of the sadistic mind and the devastating effects of long term psychological abuse.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

“The victim, an emotional terrorist and one of Christie’s finest creations.” - Sophie Hannah, The Guardian 

“In the character of the stepmother, the author has a most toothsome villainess.” - Mel Gussow, The New York Times 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: King Solomon Hotel, Jerusalem
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 7f

MRS. BOYNTON 
GINERVA BOYNTON
LENNOX BOYNTON
RAYMOND BOYNTON
NADINE BOYNTON
HOTEL CLERK
AN ITALIAN GIRL
ALDERMAN HIGGS
LIFT BOY
LADY WESTHOLME
MISS ANNABEL PRYCETHEODORE GERARD 
SARAH KING
JEFFERSON COPE
DRAGOMAN
COLENEL CARBURY

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Agatha Christie

Visit The Agatha Christie Collection for more content, licensing information, and more about Christie's work. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest runnin ...

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Appointment with Death opened at the King's Theatre on 29th January 1945 and transfered to the West End on March 31, 1945 at the Piccadilly Theatre. It was directed by Terence de Marney.

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