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Personal Call

A chilling radio play in one-act for live performance.

  • Short Play
  • Melodrama
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
James Brent receives a chilling telephone call seemingly from beyond the grave. His dead wife, Fay, is waiting for him at the very place she met her grisly end. At his new wife's insistence, they go to meet her as requested and in the process discover a terrifying and disturbing truth.

Part of the live radio triple bill Murder in the Studio which also includes Butter in a Lordly Dish and Yellow Iris.

REVIEWS:

"The detective story, against all probability, seems to be coming back to radio."

 Frederick Laws, The Listener, reviewing the 1960 BBC Radio broadcast

Premiere Production: The play was first broadcast on the BBC Radio Light Programme in 1954 and has been performed live on stage as part of an evening of Christie radio plays in the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA and China.
  • Casting: 9M, 5F

  • FAY
    JAMES BRENT
    PAM BRENT
    MRS. LAMB
    EVAN CURTIS
    MARY CURTIS
    MR. ENDERBY
    INSPECTOR NARRACOTT
    OPERATOR
    STATION ANNOUNCER
    1st PORTER
    2nd PORTER
    WOMAN
    MAN