And Then There Were None
Kevin Elyot’s adaptation of And Then There Was None was originally a book written during the Second World War (first published 1939). It is one of her most famous and significant works, considered one of the greatest mysteries ever written. It was lauded at the time for its near unsolvability - even Christie herself considered the plot ‘near-impossible’.
The play is about ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear who are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one they die..
The ‘Queen of Crime’ Agatha Christie’s most popular novel And Then There Were None epitomises the sense of intrigue, suspense and black comedy for which her work has become so internationally renowned and adored.