And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

by  Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 3f

A dark thriller in three acts. For the alternate ending, check out the digital download link in the product options.
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And Then There Were None

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway, From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. 

One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end. 

In writing the stage version of her most successful and darkest novels during the Second World War, Agatha Christie responded to the mood of the times by introducing a more positive ending.  The play was a smash hit in the West End and on Broadway. The alternate version of the play's ending, drawn from the novel and using entirely Agatha Christie's own words, is now available via digital download. See the product options above.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story, this much-copied plot is Christie's greatest technical achievement.” - John Curran, The Guardian

“It is high-concept and its premise is instantly gripping as well as having a profoundly archetypal feel to it. I had a strong sense of being pulled into an eerie dream – and, like the characters on the island, I could not escape.” - Sophie Hannah, The Guardian 

Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Set in the living room of the house on Soldier Island, off the coast of Devon. 1940s. August.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

8m, 3f
ROGERS
MRS. ROGERS
FRED NARRACOTT
VERA CLAYTHORNE
PHILIP LOMBARD
ANTHONY MARSTON
WILLIAM BLORE
GENERAL MACKENZIE
EMILY BRENT
SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE
DR. ARMSTRONG
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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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First presented at St James' Theatre in London on November 17, 1943. The play opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City on June 27, 1944. It was directed by Albert deCourville.

Enhanced ePlay 

Created to coincide with Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary, Samuel French’s Enhanced Acting Edition of And Then There Were None features a bevy of interactive resources to make producing or exploring this classic thriller effortlessly enjoyable! This edition is packed with all the production tools an actor, director or designer needs to explore Christie’s plays in a whole new way: directorial analysis, videos, character insights, and dialect coaching from industry experts; scenic, prop, sound and costuming notes; as well as dramaturgical notes on production history, the world of the play, Christie herself, and more. All you need to create an all-star performance is right in this iBooks exclusive ePlay. 

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