Starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

A quintessential 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 onto 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 Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell before most recently appearing in Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre in the West End.

Also starring Liza Goddard, Gary Mavers, Ben Nealon, Robin McCallum, Eric Carte, Olivia Mace, Felicity Houlbrooke, Mark Jackson, John Ashby and Martin Carroll.

Directed by Joe Harmston

This show is sponsored by Saxton Bampfylde

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Robert Powell to star as Hercule Poirot THE STAGE

Director's note - Joe Harmston

Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison
Photography by Keith Pattison

Main Auditorium

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 19:45 to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 20:00

Tue - Thur eve 7:45pm

Fri & Sat eve 8:00pm

Wed, Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm

Running times: Act 1 30mins, Interval 1 15mins, Act 2 47mins, Interval 2 15mins, Act 3 40mins

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