Agatha Christie’s dark and tension-filled drama And Then There Were None set to be performed by Lymington Players later this month
AGATHA Christie’s dark and tension-filled drama And Then There Were None is set to be performed by Lymington Players later this month.
The play will be performed at the Malt Theatre, within Lymington Community Centre, for a run of six shows.
Written by Agatha Christie during the Second World War, the story sees 10 strangers summoned to a remote island.
All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they are unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate.
As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
Described as one of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, the growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep the audience guessing to the very end.
In writing the stage version of one of her most successful novels during the Second World War, Agatha Christie responded to the mood of the times by introducing a more positive ending.
The play went on to become a smash hit in the West End and on Broadway.
Founded in 1926, Lymington Players originally rehearsed and performed at the parish hall before amalgamating with the Centre Players (based at Lymington Community Centre) in 1965 and began performing dramas at the Malt Hall Theatre.
A Lymington Players spokesperson said: ”Today, the Lymington Players still perform three plays a year, in November, February and April, aiming at a varied season of comedy and drama, and including plays with a serious topical theme.
”With an excellent reputation, the Lymington Players welcomes new members of all ages and continues to entertain the people of Lymington.”
And Then There Were None will be onstage from 26th February to 2nd March. Tickets are from £12. To book visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/lymingtoncc