One of Agatha Christie’s darkest tales, And Then There Were None comes to Newport’s Dolman Theatre next week.
A masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep any fan of crime fiction guessing until the very end.
Eight people, all total strangers to each other, are invited to a small, isolated island off the coast of Devon, England, by a Mr. and Mrs. Owen.
Ferried over by a sailor called Narracott, they settle in at a mansion tended by two newly hired servants, Mr and Mrs Rogers, but strangely their hosts are absent. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate.
When the guests prepare to sit down to dinner, they notice, ten little soldier figurines, suddenly a voice accuses them all of murder: As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the killings begin begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
Newport Playgoers’ presentation of Agatha Christies And Then There Were None runs at The Dolman Theatre, Newport from February 13 – 17. Visit dolmantheatre.co.uk for details.