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Fiddlers Three

  • Agatha Christie
  • Full Length Play, Melodrama, 1970s
  • 8M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573116988

A murder caper in two acts.

  • Full Length Play
  • Melodrama
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Alcohol, Smoking

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Trying to get their hands on more than a little inheritance, a group of young people hide the body of a dead tycoon. But what starts as a lark quickly becomes all too serious when they discover that the body is in fact a murder victim.

A comedy about business and fiance, with a strong undercurrent of criminal activity, the play combines humour, intricate plotting and a confounding murder.

REVIEWS:

"A different Agatha Christie. The play has deserted the familiar path of the whodunnit type thriller into the realms of black comedy. The action is played for laughs rather than chills, but once the storyline has been established, there is plenty of humour and sparkle to carry it along to the usual surprise climax."

 The Stage

Premiere Production:

The play was originally performed in Bristol in 1971, titled Fiddler's Five. Christie revised the script, combined two characters and simplified several of the red herrings and Fiddler's Three was completed in 1972.

  • Casting: 8M, 3F

  • GINA JONES
    SALLY BLUNT
    SAM FLETCHER
    FLEIX BOGUSIAN
    HENRY PANHACKER
    JONATHAN PANHACKER
    AN AIR HOSTESS
    DR. NOLAN
    A WAITER
    A WAITER
    MR. TRUSTCOTT
    MR. MOSS