Paul Nicholas is set to head an all-star cast in Bill Kenwright’s Agatha Christie Company thriller, And Then There Were None, on tour in the UK in 2015.
Next year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company.
To mark both occasions her most popular thriller returns to the stage.
West End and TV star Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Just Good Friends) will play judge Sir Lawrence Wargrave.
He is joined by Colin Buchanan (Dalziel and Pascoe, Dangerous Corner) who will take on the role of retired police inspector William Henry Blore with Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance), as eccentric spinster Emily Brent.
Former Blue Peter presenter Mark Curry (The Woman in Black, Charley’s Aunt) plays Dr. Armstrong with Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale) as Vera Claythorne, Frazer Hines (Doctor Who, Emmerdale) as Rogers and company regular Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier, Doctors) as Philip Lombard.
And Then There Were None is the world’s best-selling mystery ever, with 100 million sales to date.
Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds…
A group of 10 strangers is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon.
Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing.
At dinner a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn of having a guilty secret and by the end of the evening the 10 guests become nine.
Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die.
And with only the fallen believed to be innocent who among them is the killer?
Tour Dates (more to be announced)
January 12–24, Theatre Royal, Windsor
January 26-31, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
February 2-7, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
February 16-21, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
February 23-28, Regent Theatre, Stoke
March 2-7, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
March 9-14, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
March 16-21, Festival Theatre, Malvern
March 23-27, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
March 30-April 4, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
April 7-11, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Mold
April 13-18, Theatre Royal, Bath
April 20-25, Grand Theatre, Blackpool
May 26-30, Richmond Theatre
June 1-6, The Woodville, Gravesend
June 8-13, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley
June 22-27, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
June 30-July 4, New Theatre, Cardiff
July 13-17, Theatre Royal, Brighton
July 20-25, Milton Keynes Theatre
July 27-August 1, Theatre Royal, Newcastle
August 17-22, Grand Theatre, Leeds.