Agatha Christie was one of the greatest and most prolific thriller writers of all time. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction; a series of events that sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey with the famous author missing. She was presumed dead by many but eleven days later, was found staying at a luxury hotel in Harrogate. The author claimed that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her…
Did she lie, or was it really amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret behind the disappearance that would affect her for the rest of her life? As in every good thriller, all will be revealed!
Actor Liz Grand performs this captivating one-woman show, giving a clear and convincing performance of Agatha Christie. Liz is a talented actress who has appeared in numerous theatrical productions and pantomimes. Her stage credits include Portia in The Merchant of Venice, and Constance in King John. She has appeared in a special performance of Elgar and Alice for the Three Choirs Festival in 2011. Studio work includes world premieres of The Prebumptious Mr Punch, Postcards from the Seaside, and Conclusions. More recently Liz has been touring with three one-woman shows, including The Second Best Bed, a play about Anne Hathaway on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral and Where is Mrs. Christie? Both have received 4* reviews in The Stage.
In 2012, she was invited by Worcester Cathedral to read for Her Majesty the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Liz Grand is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
The show is written and directed by Chris Jaeger, a highly experienced writer, musician, actor and director. Awarded the MBE by the Queen, in 2013, for services to the arts, Chris has written and directed many critically acclaimed plays over the last 17 years.
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