Murder on the Nile

by  Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 5f

A murder mystery on board a river cruiser in three acts taken from Death on the Nile.

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Murder on the Nile

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
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Reviews

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“As slick a vehicle as any theatre company could wish for.” - Leah D. Frank, The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The action takes place cruising on the River Nile in the observation saloon of the paddle steamer Lotus.
  • Features / Contains: 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, 5f
1ST BEADSELLER
2ND BEADSELLER
STEWARD
MISS FFOLIOT-FFOULKES
CHRISTINA GRANT
SMITH
LOUISE
DR. BESSNER
KAY MOSTYN
SIMON MOSTYN
CANON PENNEFATHER
JACQUELINE DE SEVERAC
MCNAUGHT
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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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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Murder on the Nile opened at Dundee Repertory Theatre under the title Hidden Horizon and eventually in at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in March 1946.

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