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Black Coffee

  • Agatha Christie
  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, 1940s / WWII
  • 10M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573618857

A physicist dies after consuming a poisoned beverage. Enter Hercule Poirot, one of Christie's most beloved sleuths, to solve the mystery!

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, College Theatre / Student
This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans.

The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!).

In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.

REVIEWS:

"Poirot remains timelessly addictive as this murderous tale twists and turns itself inside an unforgettable mystery."

 Evening Chronicle

"Agatha Christie is something you take to bed and then stay with all night reading."

 The New York Times

  • Casting: 10M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

TREDWELL - the butler
LUCIA AMORY - Richard's wife
MISS CAROLINE AMORY - Sir Claud Amory's sister
RICHARD AMORY - Sir Claud's son
BARBARA AMORY - Sir Claud's niece
EDWARD RAYNOR - Sir Claud's secretary
DR. CARELLI
SIR CLAUD AMORY
HERCULE POIROT
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, O.B.E.
DR. GRAHAM
INSPECTOR JAPP
JOHNSON - a constable

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This little known mystery will surprise and delight Christie fans. The story concerns a physicist named Sir Claude Amory who has come up with a formula for an atom bomb (Black Coffee was written in 1934!). In the first act, Sir Claude is poisoned (in his coffee, naturally) and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie tradition.

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