When most people think of crime novels, there’s only one name that comes to mind: Agatha Christie.
The queen of murder mysteries’ best-selling book And Then There Were None is being brought to life at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.
And Then There Were None was first published in 1939 and has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling crime novel of all time.
The story follows 10 strangers who are invited to a mysterious dinner party at a remote island off the coast of Devon.
When a storm hits and cuts off all contact with the mainland, the dinner guests begin to disappear and the real reason for their visit is soon discovered.
A stage adaptation of the thriller is now touring theatres across the country with director Lucy Bailey, best known for London’s Witness for the Prosecution show, at the helm.
The cast includes Holby City’s Bob Barrett, The Play That Goes Wrong star Oliver Clayton, National Theatre actor Jeffrey Kissoon and former Coronation Street resident Andrew Lancel.
And Then There Were None was the writer’s 29th novel, with well-known works such as Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile being published in the years before.
The Devon-born author is also remembered for creating much-loved fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and for penning The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play which has been performed on the West End since 1952.
The show will be at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre from Tuesday, October 10 to Saturday, October 14. You can book tickets online here.
You can also book tickets by calling 01227 787787.