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Murder on the Nile

  • Agatha Christie
  • Full Length Play, Mystery/Thriller, Drama, 1940s / WWII
  • 8M, 5F
  • ISBN: 9780573702419

Fatal circumstances await a newlywed couple as they embark on their honeymoon voyage down the Nile.

  • Full Length Play
  • Mystery/Thriller, Drama

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre
Simone Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline.

The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk.

By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.

REVIEWS:

"An aura of exotic mystery always lends a certain flare, and the character-driven Murder on the Nile delivers such ambiance in spades."

Signal Tribune

"Behind the enticing title are the well-worn Christie promises of quirky characters up to the quaint behavior and deadly shenanigans in an exotic locale."

Green Bay Press Gazette

Premiere Production: Murder on the Nile premiered at the Dundee Repertory Theatre in Scotland in January 1944.
  • Casting: 8M, 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast

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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Simone Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline.

The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. 

During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk.

By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.


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