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Secret of Chimneys, The

  • Agatha Christie
  • Full Length Play, Melodrama, 1920s
  • 10M, 4F
  • ISBN: 9780573116995

A political murder mystery in three acts.

  • Full Length Play
  • Melodrama
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Alcohol, Smoking

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
The Council Chambers at Chimneys, the Brent family estate, holds a dark and intriguing secret and someone will stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.

A young drifter finds more than he bargained for when he agrees to deliver a parcel to an English country estate. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. A sinister plot rife with diamonds, oil concessions, exiled royalty, an elusive master criminal and the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete.

REVIEWS:

"There is more than murder in this story; there is a treasure hunt in it, not for gold but a diamond, and the story is suitably staged for the main part of Chimneys, that historic mansion whose secret will be found."

 Times Literary Supplement

Premiere Production: The play's world premiere was at the Vertigo Theatre in Calgary, Canada in 2003 when the director John-Paul Fischback "discovered" the manuscript deposited at The British Library over 70 years earlier.
  • Casting: 10M, 4F

  • TREDWELL
    MONSIEUR LEMOINE
    AN OLD LADY
    LORD CATERHAM
    LADY EILEEN BRENT (BUNDLE)
    THE HONOURABLE GEORGE LOMAX
    BILL EVERSLEIGH
    ANTHONY CADE
    VIRGINIA REVEL
    THE STRANGER
    SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE C.I.D.
    HERMAN BANKS
    BORIS ANDRASSY
    MONSIEUR X