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Cards on the Table is a 1981 stage adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel with the same name. Leslie Darbon followed Christie's trend of adapting Poirot novels as plays, but without Poirot as a detective.

1981 production

It opened at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, on October 26th, 1981 and toured until December 5th. On December 9th the play transferred to London's Vaudeville Theatre, where it was performed until September 4th, 1982. The play was directed by Peter Dews.[1]

1981 cast in order of their appearance

1983 U.K. tour

In 1983 the play toured the U.K.. It was directed by Roy Purkis.[2]

1983 cast

  • Georgina Moon as Anne Meredith
  • Peggy Ashby as Doris
  • Robert Tunstall as Dr Roberts
  • Nigel Williams as Major Despard
  • Catherine Crewe as Miss Burgess
  • Jacqueline Lacey as Mrs Lorrimer
  • Margaret Ashcroft as Mrs Oliver
  • Anne Sedgwick as Rhoda Dawes
  • Tony Parkin as Sergeant O’Connor
  • Roy Purkis as Shaitana
  • Frank Barbara as Stephens
  • Garfield Morgan as Superintendent Battle
  • George Sewell as Superintendent Battle (from May 1983)

References

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