And then there were none - Review

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company and the 125th anniversary of the author’s birth, And Then There Were None returns to the stage to mark this dual event.

By Manchester's Finest | November 19th '15

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company and the 125th anniversary of the author’s birth, And Then There Were None returns to the stage to mark this dual event.

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This is the twelfth production from The Agatha Christie Company, following the huge success of last year’s national tour of Black Coffee. With stars from stage and screen And Then Were None is set to entertain audiences once more with a night of murder, mystery and all that lies between.

A group of ten strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing.
Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die and with only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them is the killer?

Branded The Queen of Crime; the stage adaptation of Christie’s novel is nothing less than you would expect from an author with such a title.

Directed by Joe Harmston the production is a must see for the Christie fans, the murder mystery enthusiast or the sadistic. Not to worry if the thriller genre isn’t your cup of tea – the production has its whacky moments and amusing asides.

Not to worry if the thriller genre isn’t your cup of tea – the production has its whacky moments and amusing asides.

If you’re missing the days of Downton the set and costume design are one of the many highlights of this production – prepare to be whisked back to all that fashion and glory of days gone by.

With ten potential protagonists there’s not one weak link in the cast – Mark Wynter who plays the dithery Doctor Armstrong and Keiza Burrows who plays the seductress Vera Claythorne are amongst some of the production’s outstanding performances.

And Then There Were None definitely serves as a pre-Christmas treat – I can’t speak for the man next to me who almost inhaled his ice cream in one particularly terrifying moment, but try to catch it and Christie’s mysterious murderer while you can.