In 1956, Christie adapted the book into a play with Gerald Verner. The play was first staged on 4th September 1956 at the St James's Theatre in the West End of London, and the director was Murray MacDonald. The play was produced by Peter Saunders.
Christie first wrote a stage play under this title in 1945, with one week of performances in Martha's Vineyard. The script was uncovered in 2015 by Julius Green.
Original West End cast[edit | edit source]
- Cyril Raymond as Thomas Royde
- Mary Law as Kay Strange
- Gillian Lind as Mary Aldin
- Frederick Leister as Mathew Treves
- George Baker as Nevile Strange
- Janet Barrow as Lady Tressilian
- Gwen Cherrell as Audrey Strange
- Michael Scott as Ted Latimer
- William Kendall as Superintendent Battle, CID, Scotland Yard
- Max Brimmell as Inspector Leach, local CID
- Michael Nightingale as PC Benson