Palace Theatre Paignton

Palace Theatre Paignton / Events / Sat 15 Sep 2018

WORLD PREMIER Agatha Christie's forgotten play, The Lie

WORLD PREMIER Agatha Christie's forgotten play, The Lie

International Agatha Christie Festival proudly presents the world premiere in the form of a seated, costumed script reading by an all-star cast, directed by Julius Green. Trapped in an unhappy marriage and provoked by her husband’s obsession with her younger sister, Nan disappears from the family home for a night – with devastating consequences. Agatha Christie’s extraordinary early play, which predates her famous stage thrillers, lay unread in her family’s archives until discovered by theatre producer Julius Green. Seemingly written in the mid-1920’s, during the breakdown of Christie’s first marriage, The Lie is an intensely personal piece of writing; a hard-hitting domestic drama which bears many of the hallmarks of her later work for the theatre, and which offers a unique insight into her complex emotional response to events in her own life at the time.

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