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Appointment With Death

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  7f, 9m

A psychological thriller in three acts.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 9m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary
An assorted group of travellers find themselves thrown together on an expedition to the rose red city of Petra. At the centre of the group are Mrs. Boynton and her four stepchildren who never leave her side. This apparent devotion however is actually a façade for something far more sinister. Sarah King, a young English doctor, and her colleague, the eminent psychologist, Dr. Theodore Gerard, find themselves embroiled in a battle to free the children from the sadistic grasp of a tyrannical woman. This chilling play offers a unique take on the classic murder mystery, where Christie explores the realms of the sadistic mind and the devastating effects of long term psychological abuse.
History
Appointment with Death opened in the West End on March 31, 1945 at the Piccadilly Theatre. It was directed by Terence de Marney.
Cast Attributes
COLENEL CARBURY - senior figure in Transjordania
MRS. BOYNTON - the victim
RAYMOND BOYNTON - the victim’s stepson, Lennox's younger brother
LENNOX BOYNTON - the victim’s stepson, Raymond's older brother
NADINE BOYNTON - Lennox's wife
JEFFERSON COPE - a family friend
GINERVA BOYNTON - the victim’s daughter
DR. GERARD - a French psychologist
SARAH KING - a young doctor
LADY WESTHOLME - a member of Parliament
MISS ANNABEL PRYCE - a former nursery governess
ALDERMAN HIGGS - from Lancashire
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CLERK/BEDOUIN
DRAGOMAN
LADY VISITOR
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  • Time Period 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Setting King Solomon Hotel, Jerusalem
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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