Accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb. Hercule Poirot, with the help of Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, is called in after the formula is mysteriously stolen and Sir Claud is callously murdered.
A superbly crafted whodunit with endless red herrings, subplots of infamous spies and an astonishingly prophetic storyline about weapons created through “bombarding the atom”. One of Christie’s most gripping country house murder mysteries.
“It’s exactly as Agatha Christie – and Poirot – should be. I’m totally in the dark, in every way, but having fun.”
CASTING: 3 women, 10 men
REVIEWS"It's exactly as Agatha Christie – and Poirot – should be. I'm totally in the dark, in every way, but having fun." - Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1940s / WWII
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: In the library of Sir Claud Amory's house at Abbot's Cleve, about twenty-five miles from London.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
MISS CAROLINE AMORY
SIR CLAUD AMORY
CAPTAIN ARTHUR HASTINGS, O.B.E.
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Black Coffee premiered at the Embassy Theatre in London in December 1930.