The play omitted the character of Poirot. His function in the story is filled by a young lawyer named Justin Fogg, son of the lawyer who led Caroline Crale's defence. During the course of the play, it is revealed that Carla's fiancé is an obnoxious American who is strongly against her revisiting the case, and in the end, she leaves him for Fogg.
Go Back for Murder previewed in Edinburgh, Scotland. It later came to London's Duchess Theatre on March 23, 1960, but it lasted for only thirty-seven performances. The director was Hubert Gregg, with décor by Michael Weight.
Original London cast[edit | edit source]
- Robert Urquhart as Justin Fogg
- Peter Hutton as Turnball
- Ann Fairbank as Carla
- Mark Eden as Jeff Rogers
- Anthony Marlowe as Philip Blake
- Laurence Hardy as Meredith Blake
- Lisa Daniely as Lady Melksham
- Margot Boyd as Miss Williams
- Dorothy Bromiley as Angela Warren
- Ann Fairbank as Caroline Crale
- Nigel Green as Amyas Crale
2013 U.K. tour[edit | edit source]
Tour by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. It plyed in Bath, Blackpool, Cambridge, Cardiff, Guildford, High Wycombe, Swindon, Wolverhampton, among other places.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Sophie Ward as Carla Lemarchant and Caroline Crale
- Liza Goddard as Miss Williams
- Gary Mavers as Amyas Crale
- Ben Nealon as Justin Fogg
- Mark Lisseman as Turnball
- Robert Duncan as Phillip Blake
- Antony Edge as Meredith Blake
- Lysette Anthony as Elsa Greer
- Sammy Andrews as Angela Warren
Publication[edit | edit source]
Go Back for Murder was included in the 1978 Christie play collection, The Mousetrap and Other Plays.