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by  Agatha Christie

Radio Play, Melodrama  /  9m, 5f

A chilling radio play in one act for live performance.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

James Brent receives a chilling telephone call seemingly from beyond the grave. His dead wife, Fay, is waiting for him at the very place she met her grisly end. At his new wife’s insistence, they go to meet her as requested and in the process discover a terrifying and disturbing truth.   

Part of the live radio triple bill Murder in the Studio which also includes Butter in a Lordly Dish and Yellow Iris.

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Reviews

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"The detective story, against all probability, seems to be coming back to radio." - Frederick Laws, The Listener, reviewing the 1960 BBC Radio broadcast

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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The action moves from the living room of James Brent to a platform at Newton Abbot station.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 5f
FAY
JAMES BRENT
PAM BRENT
MRS. LAMB
EVAN CURTIS
MARY CURTIS
MR. ENDERBY
INSPECTOR NARRACOTT
OPERATOR
STATION ANNOUNCER
1st PORTER
2nd PORTER
WOMAN
MAN
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Agatha Christie

Visit The Agatha Christie Collection for more content, licensing information, and more about Christie's work. Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is the author not only of

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The play was first broadcast on the BBC Radio Light Programme in 1954 and has been performed live on stage as part of an evening of Christie radio plays in the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA and China.

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