Newest Review: ... Agatha Christie story, if you have enjoyed any of her TV productions or books then you will love this show. The show is based at a guesthou... more
Member Name: brad2k10
Date: 06/07/00, updated on 15/10/04 (3046 review reads)
Advantages: enthralling play that involves the audience. Super value for what you get.
Disadvantages: lack of leg room and slightly uncomfortable seating
This is a theatrical play that has been going for 48 years at the St. Martin Theatre in West Street London. The storyline is written by Agatha Christie and is a detective story following a couple who set up a guest house in the countryside. It is set in the winter with snow and wind adding to the tension. As soon as the play begins a murder is announced which sets the play up very well. Four people stay at the house as arranged but then another person comes along on the spot. They are all wearing a black jacket and brown scarf, which has been the description of the murderer. As the story continues, the police telephone and ask for permission to come around, which is granted. Due to the snow, the policeman comes around on a pair of skis. He believes that the murderer is in the house, as a note was found at the crime scene with this address. Each of the characters are individually interogated and the first half of the play is left at a climax, after the interrogation of each character. The second half begins with various clues being looked for, although with no luck. As it progresses, each character has a reason for being the murderer, but right at the end there is a twist which finally reveals the murderer to be........... that would be telling - go and see it to find out!
The theatre however, is a bit of a downside as the seats are almost vertical to the stage, but although it is very high, the view is superb. The seats themselves are also a bit uncomfortable, with a lack of leg room making each seat very cramped. However, this is a problem that will be forgotten about once you are involved in the play, trying to work out who the murderer is... enjoy