Murder on the Nile

A murder mystery by Agatha Christie
Wednesday 11 November 1959 - Saturday 14 November 1959
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

A murder mystery on board a river cruiser in three acts taken from Death on the Nile. Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

The scene of the play is laid throughout in the observation saloon of the paddle steamer ‘Lotus’ on the Nile between Shellal and Wadi Halfa.

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Cast (in order of appearance):

1st Bead seller - Leonard Stoodley
2nd Beadseller - Frank Pearce
Steward - Arthur Probert
Miss Ffoliott-Ffoulkes - Hilda Whalley
Christina Grant - Lorna Wright
Smith - Duncan McIntosh
Louise - Eileen Heath
Dr. Bessner - Ted Tolman
Kay Mostyn - Joan Colbrook
Simon Mostyn - Sam Heath
Canon Pennefather - George Young
Jacqueline de Severac - Kathleen Daish
McNaught - John Lott
Egyptian Policeman - Bill Scott

See programme for further details.

Production No.29 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)