Butter in a Lordly Dish

by  Agatha Christie

Radio Play, Melodrama  /  3m, 5f

A dark and gruesome one-act radio play for live performance.

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Butter in a Lordly Dish

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Sir Luke Enderby, eminent prosecution barrister and seasoned womaniser, bites off more than he can chew, when the case of a serial killer comes back to haunt him. A tense one act thriller that’s contains one of Christie’s most gruesome murders.  

Part of the live radio triple bill Murder in the Studio which also comprises Yellow Iris and Personal Call.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

“The bloodcurdling scream of a dying man in one of Agatha Christie’s most gruesome murder plots.” - Jack Malvern, The Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: 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

3m, 5f
SIR LUKE ENDERBY Q.C.
LADY ENDERBY
JULIA KEENE
SUSAN WARREN
MRS. PETTER
FLORRIE PETTER
HAYWARD
A PORTER
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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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