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Towards Zero (Outdoor)

Full-Length Play, Melodrama  /  5f, 8m

By Agatha Christie

A clifftop murder mystery set entirely outdoors.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary

When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife, Audrey, and his new flame, Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. With reflections on suicide, depression and redemption, the play is a layered drama of piercing intelligence. 

A stage version of this story set inside the clifftop house is also available here.

Cast Attributes
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
O’DONNELL
THOMAS ROYDE
KAY STRANGE
NEVILLE STRANGE
LADY TRESSILIAN
JANET COLLIER (COLLIE)
MacGREGOR
AUDREY STRANGE
ANGUS McWHIRTER
PETER DA COSTA
INSPECTOR LEACH
SERGEANT HARVEY
DR. WILSON
  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of The Mousetrap, the longest running stage production in history, but also Witness for the Prosecution and And The ...

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