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Rule of Thumb

  • Agatha Christie
  • Collection / Anthology, Melodrama
  • 5M, 4F
  • ISBN: 9780573031045

A triple bill of short, contrasting plays comprising The Wasp's Nest, The Rats, and The Patient.

The performance rights for this title are currently withdrawn.

  • Collection / Anthology
  • Melodrama
  • 120 minutes

  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Exterior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
This triple bill of one act murder mysteries combines:

The Wasp's Nest
 which sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place 

The Rats
, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder

And finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

  • Casting: 5M, 4F

  • THE WASP'S NEST
    CHARLES HARBOROUGH
    CLAUD LANGDON
    NINA BELLAMY
    HERCULE POIROT

    THE RATS
    SANDRA GREY
    JENNIFER BRICE
    DAVID FORRESTER
    ALEC HANBURY

    THE PATIENT
    LANSEN
    NURSE
    DR. GINSBERG
    INSPECTOR CRAY
    BRYAN WINGFIELD
    EMMELINE ROSS
    WILLIAM ROSS
    BRENDA JACKSON
    THE PATIENT