What better way to start the New Year than with a winter warmer by the undisputed Queen of Crime! Heaton may be cold and wet, but we’re taking you on a hot, passionate and deadly journey from Shellal to Wadi Halfa …
“Do not allow evil into your heart – it may make a home there”
Honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay are cruising aboard a steamer under the scorching Egyptian sun. Their romantic idyll is shattered when they find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom and tragedy strikes when a body is discovered…
But everything is not what it seems (is it ever?). A holidaying cleric is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer. Secrets, lies, betrayal, greed – there are more undercurrents aboard paddle steamer The Lotus than there are in the mysterious, eternal waters of the Nile.
Agatha Christie adapted MURDER ON THE NILE herself, from her 1937 novel Death on the Nile. The most notable difference is that Christie, tired of Hercule Poirot at the time, writes out the Belgian detective in favour of a new character for audiences to enjoy – Canon Ambrose Pennefather.
The sleuth may be new but the story is as full of quirky characters, homicidal shenanigans and exotic riddles as ever.
Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, out sold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. The recent BBC adaptation of her masterpiece And Then There Were None was watched by a whopping 6 million viewers on Boxing Day, showing that her appeal is as great as ever.
After all, who doesn’t love a good whodunit …?!
DATE: Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 January 2016
VENUE: The People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF
TICKETS: £13.50 (Concessions £11)
TELE: 0191 265 5020