The Unexpected Guest (October 3-12, 2013)

A “Whodunit” by Agatha Christie

This is the play which scored by far the highest number in the “Wouldn’t Miss” category when we did our Audience Survey earlier this season. This intriguing thriller is by England’s Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, the most widely published author of all time with her works outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. She is regarded by generations of fans as the greatest mystery writer ever. This play (first staged at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1958) begins when a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog near the South Welsh coastline and makes his way to a nearby house. It looks like a straightforward case of murder. Or is it? As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward… The original production ran for 604 performances and is as gripping and ingenious as you would expect from Dame Agatha.