Agatha Christie News

Date Of Birth:
September 15, 1890
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1976 (85)
Birth Place:
Torquay, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
VILLA THRILLA Opens 10/18 at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Austin Powers meets The Sopranos by way of Agatha Christie. Ring in the holidays with a hilarious seasonal twist on the classic English murder mystery when Gary Lee Reed directs Villa Thrilla by Anna Nicholas, opening Oct. 18 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas & More to Star in DEAD SIMPLE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder - which recently opened its autumn tour at the Canterbury Marlowe to further rave reviews - the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist will return to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date Dead Simple. A host of famous faces including Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas and Gray O' Brien are to bring the next claustrophobically thrilling instalment of Peter James' work to life on stage when the tour opens in Dartford in January. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Playhouse's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the OPENING SHOW of its 76th SEASON: "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" by Agatha Christie (Based on her famous Mystery "TEN LITTLE INDIANS". The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be September 12th - October 12th, 2014 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, September 18th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, September 25th (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Ticket prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00 (Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie Plods Along at a Snail's Pace Through a Murder's Twists and Turns
by Shari Barrett - Sep 07, 2014

BLACK COFFEE is a little known, slow-paced mystery by Agatha Christie which her fans will enjoy. Written in 1934, the story takes place in the library of the home of Sir Claud Amory, a physicist who has just come up with a formula for the atomic bomb. When Sir Claude is poisoned, in his coffee of course, Detective Hercule Poirot is called to solve the mystery. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie fashion. (more...)

SYLVIA to Play the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 10/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

North Bay Stage Company is going to the dogs; at least for its October production. A resident theater company of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, it presents Sylvia, a lively, humorous look at how man's best friend can impact the lives of others. The show will run 8 p.m. Fridays October 3, 10, 17 and Saturdays October 4, 11, 18 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays October 12 and 19, 2014. Performances will be held in the East Auditorium stage which is located at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. (more...)

The Yardley Players to Bring MOUSETRAP to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The setting is an idyllic English manor house newly opened by an eager young couple, Molly and Giles Ralston. But the scene is about to sour, as word of a murder is announced on the radio and a worsening snowstorm strands the manor's odd assortment of guests. The Yardley Players presents Agatha Christie's most enduring classic, 'The Mousetrap,' at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre for two thrilling weekends: Fridays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4; and Sundays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. (more...)

DEATH BY DESIGN Begins 9/6 at Spark Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Spark Theater will present "Death by Design' on Fridays and Saturdays September 6th through September 27th at 985 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO 80204. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays September 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.sparktheater.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ActorsNET's 'CHARITABLE SISTERHOOD'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Morrisville's intimate Heritage Center Theatre will rock with laughter September 12th to 28th as ActorsNET stages the regional premiere of Bo Wilson's hilarious new comic drama, The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church. (more...)

FringeNYC Winner ABSOLUTELY FILTHY Joins Encore Series, 10/1-5 at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Absolutely Filthy, the winner of 3 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards (Overall Play, Actor and Audience Favorite) will join the 10th Annual FringeNYC Encore Series. This unauthorized parody of the classic cartoon Peanuts which envisions what the beloved characters might be like in their 30's will run October 1-5 at SoHo Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Recap: CURTAIN: POIROT'S LAST CASE Packs a Punch
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Aug 30, 2014

The final, 70th episode in the dramatization of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, CURTAIN, starring David Suchet in his definitive portrayal of the Belgian detective, is now being streamed by AcornTV. This long-awaited episode, a career-capping achievement for Suchet, does not disappoint; it is among the best of the more recent Poirot episodes, and is relatively faithful to Christie's novel, written in the 1940's and published in 1975. While multiple suspicious characters and blind alleyways abound in this 90 minute adaptation, the plot does not rely as heavily on familiar Christie parlor tricks such as unbelievable double identities. Instead, it explores a much more psychological landscape, particularly in terms of Poirot himself, his longtime friend Hastings (Hugh Fraser), and a diabolical psychopath who revels in provocation rather than personal bloodletting. (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Series to Run 9/4-10/5 in Two 'Mini Festivals'; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival. (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season, Including BARNUM, SHREK THE MUSICAL, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Ambassador Theatre has announced its diverse 2014/15 season which will include 'Stones in His Pocket,' directed by 'Game of Thrones' Ian McElhinney, 'Barnum,' 'Shrek The Musical,' 'Forbidden Planet,' and others. (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Laurie King Book Signing, Auction and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to announce a series of September events with something special for every mystery fan, including the opening show of their 76th Season -- Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Richard Attenborough Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary actor, producer and director Richard Attenborough in honor of his death this week at the age of 90. (more...)

BWW Recap: POIROT: THE LABOURS OF HERCULES Flexes Mental Muscle
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Aug 23, 2014

The penultimate episode in the dramatization of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, THE LABOURS OF HERCULES, starring David Suchet, is now being streamed by AcornTV. This version is indeed an ambitious undertaking, as it attempts to steer her 1947 collection of twelve short stories, united with some effort under the themed umbrella of the mythological trials of Hercules, into one tale. (more...)

FringeNYC ENCORE Series Lineup Announced 9/04-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In 17 days, there will be 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival, September 4-October 5. (more...)

BWW Recap: POIROT: ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER Testifies to Pathos
by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Aug 17, 2014

Fans of Agatha Christie's brilliant Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, can content themselves with the remaining three new episodes of David Suchet's career-capping portrayal, now being streamed by AcornTV. ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER, the 90 minute reworking of Christie's 1972 novel (here more successfully set in 1938), features Poirot and his irritating friend, crime write Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker) in an adaptation that remains long on incredible plot (the chestnut of twins and unrecognized identity) but finds its success in nuanced, layered performances. This episode includes sufficient red herrings to divert the casual Christie viewer, but there are fewer superfluous characters. This tighter core of suspects renders the still-complex intersecting plotlines easier to follow and savor than some previous outings. SPOILER ALERT: Pay attention to Dr. Willoughby's research on twins as a key to the original murder, and to secretary Marie McDermott's bland disregard for St. Patrick in solving the second. (more...)

Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Comes to Lakewood Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the OPENING SHOW of our 76th SEASON: 'AND THEN THERE WERE NONE' by Agatha Christie (Based on her famous Mystery 'TEN LITTLE INDIANS'. (more...)

FringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

By popular demand (and venue availability), the 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, announces additional performances for 5 of its sold out shows. (more...)

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