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The Secret of Chimneys

Agatha Christie

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  4f, 10m

A political murder mystery in three acts.

The Secret of Chimneys

by  Agatha Christie

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 10m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Description
The Council Chambers at Chimneys, the Brent family estate, holds a dark and intriguing secret and someone will stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.

A young drifter finds more than he bargained for when he agrees to deliver a parcel to an English country estate. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. A sinister plot rife with diamonds, oil conessions, exiled royalty, an elusive master criminal and the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté.
History

The play's world premiere was at the Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, Canada in 2003 when the artistic director John-Paul Fischback "discovered" the manuscript deposited at The British Library over 70 years earlier.

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  • Alcohol
  • Smoking

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The action of the play takes place at Chimneys, the Brent family estate.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4f, 10m
Cast Attributes
TREDWELL
MONSIEUR LEMOINE 
AN OLD LADY
LORD CATERHAM 
LADY EILEEN BRENT (BUNDLE)
THE HONOURABLE GEORGE LOMAX 
BILL EVERSLEIGH 
ANTHONY CADE 
VIRGINIA REVEL 
THE STRANGER 
SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE C.I.D.
HERMAN BANKS 
BORIS ANDRASSY 
MONSIEUR X

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Press

“There is more than murder in this story; there is a treasure hunt in it, not for gold but a diamond, and the story is suitably staged for the main part at Chimneys, that historic mansion whose secret will be found.” Times Literary Supplement

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"There is more than murder in this story; there is a treasure hunt in it, not for gold but a diamond, and the story is suitably staged for the main part at Chimneys, that historic mansion whose secret will be found.”  - Times Literary Supplement

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