All tagged Agatha Christie Collection
After going through the long Midwest winters, Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN has made a tradition of offering suspenseful family entertainment in the summer months. We chatted with Neal Beckman, one of the actors from the recently concluded run of Agatha Christie’s Rule of Thumb, about the play and the production.
The undisputed Queen of whodunits had a few mysteries of her own. Untangle a complex and storied life with ten things you didn’t know about Agatha Christie.
CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD
Most Agatha Christie fans are aware that she wrote plays in addition to novels and short stories. The Mousetrap, Witness for the Prosecution, and And Then There Were None are the most famous and successful of her plays, but she wrote many more, some of which have never been published, and at least one has never been performed. Though some of her plays are original, most are adaptations of her previously released stories, some of which deviate substantially from her original work. From 1945 to 1960, Christie adapted four of her best novels featuring Poirot, and turned them into stage plays, none of which have Poirot as a character.
Several long-lost Christie plays are finally being made available to the general public– and to theater companies looking to put on Christie plays that have previously been seen by only a select few audiences.
With the release of expanded The Agatha Christie Collection, which features some plays that were unavailable to the general public for decades, actors have the opportunity to embrace some exciting and challenging new roles.
Agatha Christie is well-known for writing for the page and the stage, but it is not common knowledge that she also wrote for radio and television as well.
Jenni Rushton and Keith Beattie share their experiences of directing an amateur production of Agatha Christie's Murder in the Studio.