Take a trip on the river of death

Tragedy strikes on the Nile.
Tragedy strikes on the Nile.

AN OPPORTUNITY to get those little grey cells working and transport yourself back to a golden age of crime writing.

The Agatha Christie Theatre Company are presenting Murder on the Nile to mark the 65th anniversary of the stage adaptation of the novel Death on the Nile, at the Theatre Royal, running from June 25-30.

Bill Kenwright production of'MURDER ON THE NILE'by Agatha Christie'directed by Joe Harmston

Bill Kenwright production of'MURDER ON THE NILE'by Agatha Christie'directed by Joe Harmston

Starring Kate O’Mara and Denis Lill, Murder on the Nile is set on board a steamer in 1937, cruising under the Egyptian sun, where honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the new groom. Tragedy strikes and a body is discovered, and all fingers points to Simon’s ex fiancée.

However, everything is not what it seems and holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer.

Readers may search in vain for references to Hercule Poirot. This production is a version of the original stage adaptation — hence the same plot but with different characters in the lead roles.