Murder in the Studio

by  Agatha Christie

Collection / Anthology, Melodrama  /  9m, 5f

A colllection of three radio plays including a Poirot story for live performance comprising Personal Call, Yellow Iris, Butter in a Lordly Dish.

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Murder in the Studio

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Personal Call sees James Brent haunted by his dead wife when he receives a mysterious telephone call, seemingly from beyond the grave.  

Yellow Iris marked Hercule Poirot's debut appearance on radio in which the famous detective is called to the hotel Jardin des Cygnes to solve an old case in which a cold-blooded killer escaped justice and slipped through his fingers. 

Butter in a Lordly Dish sees eminent prosecution barrister Sir Luke Enderby get his comeuppance in one of Christie's most gruesome and horrifying murders.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Radio owes much to Agatha Christie. For more than 60 years, her whodunnits have been shaped into afternoon plays, classic serials and Saturday-night dramas that defend the moral order, stimulate the grey cells and please a literate Radio 4 audience."- Paul Donovan, Sunday Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    PERSONAL CALL - The action moves from the living room of James Brent to a platform at Newton Abbot station. 

    YELLOW IRIS - The action takes place in restaurant of the hotel Jardin des Cygnes.  

    BUTTER IN A LORDLY DISH - The action moves from the London homes of Mrs. Petter and Sir Luke Enderby to a country cottage in the remote village of Warning Halt.

  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 5f

PERSONAL CALL 

FAY
JAMES BRENT
PAM BRENT
MRS. LAMB
EVAN CURTIS
MARY CURTIS
MR. ENDERBY
INSPECTOR NARRACOTT
OPERATOR
STATION

YELLOW IRIS

HERCULE POIROT
PAULINE WEATHERBY
SEÑORA LOLA VALDEZ
BARTON RUSSELL
ANTHONY CHAPPELL
STEPHEN CARTER
WAITER
CLOAKROOM ATTENDANT
COMPÉRE

BUTTER IN A LORDLY DISH 

SIR LUKE ENDERBY Q.C.
LADY ENDERBY
JULIA KEENE
SUSAN WARREN
MRS. PETTER
FLORRIE PETTER
HAYWARD
A PORTER
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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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