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Two thrilling mysteries packed with intrigue and twists! A Poirot Double Bill by Agatha Christie

16th - 20th Jan 2024

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50


“And, Poirot, I'd... Thank God you came.”

We’re starting the year off with two thrilling mysteries in this Hercule Poirot double-bill!

In The Wasp's Nest, the Belgian detective comes between a bitter love triangle in the hopes of preventing a murder before it can take place. Yellow Iris brings the moustachioed sleuth to the hotel Jardin des Cygnes when a distressed phone call from a mystery woman throws up questions about a suspicious death years earlier.

These might be early Poirot cases, but they’re as intriguing and full of twists as we’d expect from Agatha Christie, aka the Queen of Crime!  


Audience information: this play contains smoking.


“A Poirot Double Bill” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk



Hercule Poirot: Ian Willis

‘The Wasp’s Nest’

Charles Harborough: Mark Buckley

Claud Langdon: Harry Valentine

Nina Bellamy: Cat White

‘The Yellow Iris’

Pauline Weatherb:y Annie Elizabeth Cairns

Señora Lola Valdez: Catalina Gallego Anex

Barton Russell: Alex Cottriall

Anthony Chappell: Conor McCahill

Stephen Carter: Andy Aiken

Luigi: Joe Anderson

Compére: Lauren Allison

Inga Anderson: Kirstie Corfield

Cloakroom Attendant/ Sidney Dumortier: Steve Strouzer

Dotty Johnson: Sophia Mawston

Hotel Staff: Harry Valentine, Martin Johnson, Joss Hancock

Guests: Lou Rain-Ellerker, Alan Potts, Jo McEvedy, Elaine Wilson, Jenny Davison

‘An Evening With Agatha Christie’ written by Ben Watkins

Agatha Christie: Karen Elliott

Production Team

Director: Ben Watkins

Stage Manager: Katy Watkins

Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Arlow

Choreography: Fiona Davison, Jenny Davison

Props: Karen Elliott, Kay Worswick, Jan Macbeth

Rehearsal Prompt & Dialogue Coach: Ann Zunder

Sound Design & Operation: Mike Cornish

Musical Arrangement: Sophia Mawston, Mike Cornish

Lighting Design & Operation: Robbie Close

Lighting Operation: Charlotte Smith

Set Design: Anneliese Clifton

Set Build & Painting: Sands Dobson, Matthew Baines, Kaila Moyers, Jennifer Lamb, Heather Allan, Caspin Reeves, Oli Pages

Wardrobe: Sarah Pearson and Team

Photography: Paul Hood

Publicity Lead: Lauren Aspery

With thanks to: Jack Davidson, Pamela Birleson, Steve Hewitt, Jess Chapman, Alex & Abbie Martin, Jonathan Goodman & Kaila Moyers, Peter Ridley, Jesmond Dene House, Northern Props

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