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Bill Kenwright, by special arrangement with Agatha Christie Ltd, presents ROBERT POWELL as Hercule Poirot in

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by Agatha Christie

27 January - 1 February 2014

Black Coffee

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Robert Powell

Robert Powell


Robert Powell is the new Hercule Poirot.

A quintessentially English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth-shattering formula.

Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.

In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

Robert Powell is one of the country’s most loved actors. Having received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of ‘Jesus’ in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth, he went on to star in the hit BBC TV comedy The Detectives. His extensive stage performances include roles in the national tours of Alan Bennett’s Single Spies, and Keith Waterhouse's Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell before most recently appearing in Singin’ in the Rain in the West End.

The cast will include Liza Goddard, star of Bergerac and the long-running Give Us A Clue, Gary Mavers, who is best known for playing Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice and Ben Nealon, best loved for his role as Captain Forsythe in the ITV drama Soldier Soldier.

The Official Agatha Christie Company returns to Bath after recent successful visits with Go Back For Murder, And Then There Were None, Spider’s Web, Witness For The Prosecution, Verdict and Murder On The Nile.

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  • Reviews

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    The Agatha Christie Theatre Company always delivers a thrilling night out - The Herald

    Agatha Christie remains the Queen of Crime and this touring company has once again done her justice - The Argus

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  • Cast

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    Robert Powell, Liza Goddard, Gary Mavers, Ben Nealon, Robin McCallum, Eric Carte, Olivia Mace, Felicity Houlbrooke, Mark Jackson, John Ashby, Martin Carroll
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    Performance Times

    Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm

    Thursday - Saturday 8pm

    Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals

    • Audio Description: 2.30pm Wednesday


    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £19.00 £24.50 £26.50 £29.50 £31.50

    Sat eve: £21.50 £25.50 £27.50 £30.50 £33.50

    Weds mat: £17.50 £23.00 £25.00 £29.00 £30.00


    £2.50 transaction fee when booking online, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee, if required.

    A Booking Fee will apply to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. For all transactions of £15 or more the fee will be a total of £2.50, regardless of how many tickets are booked. For all transactions under £15 the fee will be £1.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy.

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