Hi Friend ? Today’s HHMicroBiog is an outstanding female playwright you probably know for something else entirely: Agatha Christie.
I hear you ask? Well, how about these factlets to be going on with.
? Is the writer of the longest continuously running play in stage history. The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London in 1952 and is still running today, although it did move to the St Martin’s Theatre in 1974. That counts as well over 25,000 performances!
? It has been performed in at least 41 countries.
? Made a Dame in 1971.
? Is *still?* the only female playwright to have three plays running in the West End at the same time (‘The Mousetrap’, ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ and ‘Spiders Web’ in case you’re wondering). Agatha Christie is the only female playwright to have three plays running in the West End at the same time! Click To Tweet
? Wrote more than 20 plays in total.
? West End theatres dimmed their lights for an hour when she died.
? ‘The Mousetrap’ began life as a 20 minute radio play.
? She also wrote at least two unpublished radioplays: ‘Butter in a Lordly Dish’ (1948) and ‘Personal Call’ (1960).
? Achieved equal international fame as a crime novelist and a dramatist. The only person to do so.
? For many years she was the President of the local amateur drama society in Wallingford.
HER FULL STATS: Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on the 15th September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, England.
Died on 12th January 1976 in Winterbrook, Oxfordshire, England.
She’s buried in the Church of St Mary in Cholsey, Oxfordshire, England in case you’re passing.
?: John Gay, National Portrait Gallery.
Agatha Christie Playlist
I’ve curated a playlist of YouTube videos about Christie. Have a watch 🙂 Please note, I don’t own any of these videos, I’ve simply up pulled together a few that I feel may be of interest for you to watch in one place. If you’d like me to remove anything please /contact me and I’ll oblige a.s.a.p. I want to uplift women writing for the stage, the last thing I want to do is cause upset.
Rare interview with Agatha ChristieRare interview with police writer Agatha Christie when she visited Lisbon in the 60s with her husband.
Visit the home of Agatha Christie on the English RivieraIf you plane to visit Torbay, are on holiday or live in the area why not investigate the home of Agatha Christie.
Take the steam train along the coast and River Dart past her family home Greenway House. You can visit this National Trust property and see the house and garden in this idyllic spot.
AGATHA CHRISTIE (documentaire)een zeer interessante bbc documentaire over het leven en het werk van de de Britse detective schrijfster Agatha christie die tijdens haar 60 jarige carrière ook bekend stond als the queen of crime .
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The Mousetrap - Act 1The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie is the longest-running play in the history of modern theater, having been performed continuously in the West End of London since it's opening in 1952.
Eight people are trapped in a mansion. One of them is a killer. Will they discover the identity before it's too late?
From a live performance by the LightWorks Theater* on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Illinois Theater Center.
*LightWorks Theater is a division of Midwest Homeschool Fine Arts, a 501 (c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, dedicated to bringing the fine arts to home school students in the Chicagoland area.
The Mousetrap - Act 2 (Part 1)LightWork Theater's production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.
The Mousetrap - Act 2 (Part 2)
And Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieState College Area High School Fall Play 2006
Cast (in order of appearance)
Mrs. Rogers.......................Sara Campbell
Freddy Narracott...............Kristi Kolesar
Vera Claythorne................Megan Supina
Phillip Lombard................Chris Hollobaugh
Anthony Marsdon............Erik Larson
William Blore....................Ford DeCastro
General MacKenzie..........Eli Beers-Altman
Emily Brent.......................Abbie Eden
Sir Lawrence Margrave...William Barksdale
Dr. Armstrong..................Amber Mohammed
Setting The living room of a house on Soldier Island off the coast of Devon, England
Time Act I A Summer Evening in August
Act II Scene 1 The Following Morning
Scene 2 The same day - afternoon
Act III Scene 1 The same day - evening
Scene 2 The following afternoon
Director/Choreographer Jill Campbell
Producer/Costume Designer Sharon Pearson
Scenic Designer Pam Ford
Technical Director Doug Ford
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