The Mysterious Affair at the Christies

Productions by Saw It Here First Productions (London, 2020) and Rover Dramawerks

(10 Min) An imagined glimpse into mystery-writer Agatha Christie's troubled first marriage and the roots of her long career as a novelist.
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The Mysterious Affair at the Christies

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    History brought to life perfectly and the mystery makes it all the more fun. Wonderful!
  • Donna Gordon:
    6 Mar. 2019
    The writer fights to keep her relationships.
    That strikes me as an undeniable truth. Few write about this career as interfering with every day life. This play captures Agatha perfectly and uses the English wit. Good for all ages.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    7 Oct. 2018
    Being a Christie fan for life I was drawn immediately to the title but then upon reading the play found a heartbreaking account of an imagined conversation between Agatha and Archie that is so painfully real that it just jumped off the page with a sucker punch to the gut. We all know how solitary the writer's life can be and O'Grady calls attention to this fact with such realism that it made me look over my shoulder at my own life and the Archies who were standing there waiting for something other than a pen for dinner.

Character Information

  • Agatha Christie
    25,
    British.
  • Archie Christie
    27.,
    British.
    Her husband. An officer of the Royal Flying Corps.

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Saw It Here First Productions (London, UK)
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Rover Dramawerks
    ,
    2017

Awards

Selection
,
Scratch Night
,
Saw It Here First Productions, London
,
2019
Selection
,
365 Women a Year Festival
,
Rover Dramawerks
,
2017