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Murder on the Nile

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 8m

A three-act murder mystery set onboard a river cruiser, adapted from Christie's Death on the Nile.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 8m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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Summary
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
History
Murder on the Nile premiered at Dundee Repertory Theatre under the title Hidden Horizon and later opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in March 1946.
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
1ST BEADSELLER
2ND BEADSELLER
STEWARD
MISS FFOLIOT-FFOULKES
CHRISTINA GRANT
SMITH
LOUISE
DR. BESSNER
KAY MOSTYN
SIMON MOSTYN
CANON PENNEFATHER
JACQUELINE DE SEVERAC
MCNAUGHT
  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Musical StyleN/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal DemandsN/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus SizeN/A (Not a musical)

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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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