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Plays by Agatha Christie
Among Agatha Christie's many plays are "The Mousetrap" (the longest running play in the English language), "Witness for the Prosecution," and "Ten Little Indians."

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Sanne Forst - 09:27am Sep 29, 1999 PST(#24 of 33)

Hello all your Agatha Christie fans!!! Please help me. I am a member of a local theater and I'm going to set up "Murder on the Orient Express" in February. My only problem is that I don't have a manuscript. Just a minor problem.....So I'm writing the script myself but if any of you know if "Murder..Express" has ever been dramatized, please, please, please let me know as soon as possible. And of course where I can get a hold of it. My e-mail address: I staged "The Mousetrap" a few years back. That was a great experience. Everything just went very well. I love reading A. Christie books, I have read all her mystery books, most of them more than once. There are some things that you just don't get tired of, aren't there? PS. Poirot is included in my version of "Murder on the Orient Express".

Simon - 09:48pm Oct 6, 1999 PST(#25 of 33)
It ain't easy being green

I am currently involved with a production of Ten Little Indians. I am playing General MacKenzie. The book was one of my all-time favorites, and I am excited to be in it... I was a little disappointed by the ending, however. I realize that the stage is a little different than the novel, and that a scenario where everyone dies in the end wouldn't work well for the theatre. But, still, the ending of the play is so different from the book, I am wondering if Christie adapted it herself, or if a ghost-writer did and she just gets it attributed to her. Anyone else bothered by the significant change in the ending like I initially was?

Leah_Young - 05:24pm Feb 9, 2000 PST(#26 of 33)
"I have something to say: It's better to burn out, than fade away!"

About Mystery Settings, I have to admit i fancy the rainy, grey weather, but sunny weather works equally well. In the sun, in the day, everything seems safe. You know, so when a ghastly murder or something occurs in a sunny, picturesque town, everything seems so ominous.


(Thats my evil Vincent Price laugh)

Leah_Young - 05:34pm Feb 9, 2000 PST(#27 of 33)
"I have something to say: It's better to burn out, than fade away!"


Oh, and I recently saw the play 'Philomel Cottage' (or, 'Love from a Stranger) I don't understand the end! Was Cecily really a murderess, or did she just try to scare Bruce into having a heart-attack? If anyone could answer this, I'd be very appreciative.

Rich Weill - 09:45pm Apr 30, 2000 PST(#28 of 33)

In her "Autobiography," Christie discusses adapting "Ten Little Indians" for the stage, and why she had to change the ending. [She also changed the ending of "Witness for the Prosecution" when writing the stage version, adding an extra twist which the short story did not con

Carolyn Koenig - 12:55pm May 24, 2000 PST(#29 of 33)

The Mousetrap in San Diego. Back by popular demand!

I played Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap earlier this year. The show did so well that we're bringing it back June 16th for a 7-week run. I'll be playing Mollie Ralston in the revival. If you're in the area, come see us!

visit for more info.

:) Regarding the "mistake" in THE MOUSETRAP. If the suggestion is really referring to Mollie's age... I've justified Mollie's youthfulness this way: She was Jimmy's teacher; Jimmy was the youngest, about 11; Mollie could have been a very young teacher (especially in England), say 18 or so; Jimmy died about 11 years ago, making Mollie 29 or 30-ish. What do YOU think? :)

Bernard Novet - 03:06pm Aug 28, 2000 PST(#30 of 33)
theatre and film director

Swiss theatre director looks for an online version of "The Mousetrap". Great in english, better in FRENCH ! e-mail :

Many thanks BN

David York - 09:30am Feb 14, 2001 PST(#31 of 33)

Has anybody done a stage adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express? I know that Agatha Christie did not, and the only format that I know of is the movie. Which I am unable to get a copy of the script. I would be interested in producing a stage version of this mystery.

Jeanette Greenlaw - 03:19pm Dec 1, 2001 PST(#32 of 33)
Guest User

My school recently did "A Murder is Announced." It was very good and every one that I spoke to said it had been one of the greatest plays that they had ever been to.

KL - 07:50pm Oct 17, 2002 PST(#33 of 33)

Hi! I am a student that is interested in drama. Mysteries are the best type of play in my opinion too. So if anyone could send me a script of ANY stage performance (it doesn't even have to be by Agatha Christie) please send it to me at! Thank you so much!

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