The Secret of Chimneys

by  Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  10m, 4f

A political murder mystery in three acts.

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The Secret of Chimneys

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Additional Info

The Council Chambers at Chimneys, the Brent family estate, holds a dark and intriguing secret and someone will stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.

A young drifter finds more than he bargained for when he agrees to deliver a parcel to an English country estate. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. A sinister plot rife with diamonds, oil conessions, exiled royalty, an elusive master criminal and the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete.
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"There is more than murder in this story; there is a treasure hunt in it, not for gold but a diamond, and the story is suitably staged for the main part at Chimneys, that historic mansion whose secret will be found.”  - Times Literary Supplement

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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The action of the play takes place at Chimneys, the Brent family estate.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

10m, 4f
TREDWELL
MONSIEUR LEMOINE 
AN OLD LADY
LORD CATERHAM 
LADY EILEEN BRENT (BUNDLE)
THE HONOURABLE GEORGE LOMAX 
BILL EVERSLEIGH 
ANTHONY CADE 
VIRGINIA REVEL 
THE STRANGER 
SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE C.I.D.
HERMAN BANKS 
BORIS ANDRASSY 
MONSIEUR X
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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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The play's world premiere was at the Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, Canada in 2003 when the artistic director John-Paul Fischback "discovered" the manuscript deposited at The British Library over 70 years earlier.

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