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Fiddlers Three

Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  3f, 8m

A murder caper in two acts.

Fiddlers Three

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

Trying to get their hands on more than a little inheritance, a group of young people hide the body of a dead tycoon. But what starts as a lark quickly becomes all too serious when they discover that the body is in fact a murder victim.

A comedy about business and finance, with a strong undercurrent of criminal activity, the play combines humour, intricate plotting and a confounding murder.

History

The play was originally performed in Bristol in 1971, titled Fiddler's Five. Christie revised the scripted, combined two characters and simplified several of the red herrings and Fiddlers Three was completed in 1972.

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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Setting:

The action takes place between the offices of Fletcher Developments, near Victoria and a private suite at a Bognor Regis Hotel.

Casting

3f, 8m
Cast Attributes
GINA JONES
SALLY BLUNT
SAM FLETCHER
FELIX BOGUSIAN
HENRY PANHACKER
JONATHAN PANHACKER
AN AIR HOSTESS
DR. NOLAN
A WAITER
MR. TRUSTCOTT
MR. MOSS

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Press

“A different Agatha Christie. The play has deserted the familiar path of the whodunnit type thriller into the realms of black comedy. The action is played for laughs rather than chills, but once the storyline has been established, there is plenty of humour and sparkle to carry it along to the usual surprise climax.” The Stage

REVIEWS

“A different Agatha Christie. The play has deserted the familiar path of the whodunnit type thriller into the realms of black comedy. The action is played for laughs rather than chills, but once the storyline has been established, there is plenty of humour and sparkle to carry it along to the usual surprise climax.” - The Stage

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Agatha Christie

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