A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Eleanor Lloyd production in association with The Watermill Theatre
Adapted by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari
A Tommy & Tuppence Thriller.
Agatha Christie’s gripping thriller follows the daring and dizzying adventures of Tommy & Tuppence through 1920s London.
Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes embark on a daring business scheme: ‘The Young adventurers Limited’… willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined and they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem.
This inventive new adaptation is shot through with fast-paced action, comedy, live music and a dash of romance.
Mon, Tue & Wed performances begin at 7.30pm
★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘A brilliant show not just for fans of Agatha Christie, but also for those who have never picked up one of her books… will send audiences out with a 1920s spring in their step’ Reviews Hub
Talk Back | free
Wed 2 Nov (after the evening performance). An opportunity for audiences to question the cast and creative team.
Mon, Tue & Wed | 7.30pm || Thu, Fri & Sat | 8pm
Friday Preview | £12.50 | £16 | £19
no concessions available
Mon - Thu Eve, Sat preview & matinees | £18.50 | £23.50 | £27
concessions and discounts available
Fri & Sat eve | £21.50 | £26 | £29
Friday group discount available
Audio Described performance
Sat 12 Nov | 2.30pm
Sign Language Interpreted performance
Wed 16 Nov | 7.30pm
West End: Swallows and Amazons (Vaudeville Theatre). Theatre: Richard has just finished playing Sherlock Holmes in The Game's Afoot (Les Enfants Terribles/EBP). Previous theatre includes The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures Underground (LET/EBP), Swallows and Amazons (also National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, and UK tour), The Light Princess (Tobacco Factory), Captain Flinn (Les Petits, in The Speigeltent), Macbeth (Contemporary Theatre, Pleasance London), The Pillowman (ATG at The New Theatre, Oxford), Curiosity Shop (UK tour, Theatre Alibi), Bloody Poetry (Rebecca Morahan's production, White Bear), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Sir Peter Hall’s production, Rose Theatre), The Three Musketeers (Barbershopera, Pleasance Edinburgh), Romantics (Pale Fire, Keats House), Mirror Magic Market Tales (Love&Madness, Riverside Studios), School for Scandal (Red Handed, Bridewell Theatre), In Lambeth (Love&Madness, Stephen Joseph). Film and television: Screen work includes Captain Webb (feature, Marathon Films), RU-486 (feature, Xylomancy Films), Wrestling Yetis (short, Ben Mills), Goltho (short, Holden Kemble Co), Puppy Pulling Power (Sony Commercial, Irresistible Films). Radio: Audio productions with the Wireless Theatre Company. Training: ALRA. richardholt.co.uk
West End: Edna in Waiting for Lefty (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Ruth in Sex with a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios/The Invisible Dot); Sylvia in The Pride (Trafalgar Studios).
Other theatre: Credits include Ellen in Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (The Vaults Festival); Annie in Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK tour); Sammy in Harriet workshop (The Bush); Sylvia in The Pride (Jamie Lloyd Productions on tour); Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal & Derngate Theatre); Seal in The Mouse and His Child, Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC); Mole in The Wind in the Willows (Watermill, Newbury); Lily in Colliery Row (Northern Stage); actor/dancer in Macbeth workshop (National Theatre Studio); Tatiana in Reclining Nude with Black Stockings (Arcola); Southern Belle in The Emperor Jones (National Theatre).
Television: Credits include Eagle in Red Dwarf XI (Dave); Gabrielle M West in Diaries of The Great War, Veronica in series 2 of The Hour, Rachel Hart in Doctors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Ashes to Ashes (all BBC). Commercials include Jane in Dance Floor (Maltesers) and Amy in Office Romance (Vodafone).
Film: Credits include Cla’am (BBC); Home, Hi Lo Jo and Chloe (independent film makers).
Radio: Naomi won the Carlton Hobbs prize for BBC Radio Drama.
Theatre: The Secret Adversary, Peter Pan, Treasure Island (Watermill Theatre); Larisa and The Merchants (Arcola Theatre); The Sound of Music (Kilworth House); Dick Turpin’s Last Ride (Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal); King Lear, Henry V (Creation Theatre); Macbeth (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Lark Rise to Candleford (New Perspectives); Don Quixote (Croydon Warehouse); Twelfth Night, George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage Company); James and The Giant Peach(Northampton Theatre Royal); Pinocchio (Polka Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Hamlet (Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory).
Film and television: Then Voyager (Filmro Productions); The Story of George Muller (CTA); Beau Brummel (BBC4).
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre: Includes Footloose the Musical (UK tour); The Secret Adversary (The Watermill and UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing (The Hague International Shakespeare Festival); Sex and Docks and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Red Ladder); The Comedy of Errors (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Second from Last in the Sack Race (Esk Valley Theatre); A Christmas Carol (King’s Head Theatre, Islington); Play Up! Play Up! (I Love West Leeds Festival); Thomas Saves the Day (Hammersmith Apollo/UK and Asian tour); The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Cider with Rosie (Bristol Old Vic). Television: Includes WPC 56, Doctors, The Bill, Steel River Blues, Murder Investigation Team, Dream Team, Footballers’ Wives. Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre: Credits include The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe); The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I & II (Chichester Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto); Fallen Angels (Kenwright tour); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Bloody Sunday: Scenes from The Saville Inquiry, Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Chelsea Festival); As You Like It, The Alchemist (Courtyard Theatre). Television: Credits include Downton Abbey, Lewis, Emmerdale, Sold, Afterlife, Footprints in the Snow (ITV); Friends and Crocodiles, Doctors, Riot at the Rite (BBC); Layover (Lifetime USA); Hollyoaks, The Courtroom (Channel 4). Film: Credits include Wild Target, Blood Lines, Love Type D, Art in Heaven, Sogni D'Oro: Dreams of Gold.
West End: Mamma Mia! (The Prince of Wales Theatre and The Novello Theatre); The Vaudevillains (Charing Cross Theatre); Cabaret (The Lyric Theatre); Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre). Other theatre: The Olivier-nominated Alice's Adventures Underground (The Vaults Waterloo); Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (The Ditch, London); The Goodbye Girl (Gatehouse, London); Our House (New Wolsey Theatre and UK tour); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Leicester Curve); The Vaudevillains (Lowry Manchester ); Hi De Hi! (UK tour); Tonight's the Night (UK tour); The Rocky Horror Show (European tours); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (UK and European tours); Grease (Arena Theatre Cyprus); Great Pretenders (Gatehouse); Cinderella (Liverpool Playhouse); Mother Goose (Liverpool Everyman Theatre). Television: Includes Gladys Pugh on All Star Mr & Mrs for ITV. Commercials for Sainsbury's Active Kids, Lynx Twist, Heineken and Big Yellow Storage. Film: Rebecca can also be heard on the soundtrack of the feature film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy amongst a chorus of singing dolphins.
Other work: Voiceover for the characters of Mollyflower and KatNip in the Nintendo Wii game Bonsai Barber. Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Isla grew up in Woodford and as a child she visited the Queen’s Theatre with her family to watch the pantomime every Christmas Eve. She is delighted to be performing here now.
Theatre: Credits include Baroness Elsa Schrader in The Sound of Music (UK no.1 tour); Victoria in Home and Beauty (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and PFT); Petra in A Little Night Music, Anna in David Greig's Pyrenees, Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (all for Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Moon Tiger (Bath Theatre Royal); Dorothy Grainger in The Breadwinner (Orange Tree Theatre); Mollie in The Mousetrap (international tour); Baggage (The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square); Julianna in St John’s Night (Jermyn St Theatre); Laura Fairlie/The Woman in White in The Woman In White; Mary Smith in Cranford; Tracey Lord in High Society; Mabel Chiltern in An Ideal Husband; Kitty Verdun in Charley’s Aunt (all UK no.1 tours); Christe Moller in Berlin Hanover Express (Hampstead Theatre); Nora Helma in A Doll’s House and Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance Of Being Ernest (Lincoln Repertory Company); Nona Stockton in People At Sea (Salisbury Playhouse); Sybil Chase in Private Lives (Manchester Library Theatre) and Jess Carpenter in Glasshouse (Bristol Tobacco Factory).
Film: Madeline in The Pugilist (Jack in the Box); Jenny in The Outer Darkness (BC Horror); Isabel Frost in Til Death (Jack in the Box Films); Claire Waters in Startling Analysis (Zzoutake Films); Sarah Ault in Eastward Ho! (Applecart) and Corporal Collins in War Room. Training: LAMDA.
Inga is a Musical Director, pianist, arranger and accompanist based in Woolwich, South London.
Recent M.D credits include: Children Of Eden at the Union Theatre (2016); Grimm (workshop of a new musical) at Arts Educational Schools (2016), Romance Romance at the Landor Theatre (2015); You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews in Israel (2015) – and the St James Theatre 2015 (nominated for a What’s On Stage Award for Best off West End Production 2016); Spend Spend Spend at the Union Theatre (2015), Love Story at the Union Theatre (2014); The Immortal Hour (Rutland Boughton opera) at the Finborough Theatre (2014); Just So at the Bridewell Theatre for MTA (2014); From Page to Stage - new musical theatre showcases at the Landor Theatre (2014); A Christmas Carol at the Tabard Theatre (2013/14); A Man Of No Importance at the Bridewell Theatre (2013); On A Clear Day at the Union Theatre (2013); Darling of the Day at the Union Theatre (2013); Associate MD for Singin’ in the Rain for Arts Educational College; M.D for Into the Woods for Trinity College of Music; was a music arranger and keyboard player for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 What’s On Stage Awards at the Prince Of Wales Theatre; played keys for Tommy, The Rock Opera at the Prince Edward Theatre (2012); repetiteured for W11 Youth Opera and MD’d a touring production of Barber Of Seville for Impact Opera. She is a West End audition/rehearsal pianist, and coaches musical theatre at various performing arts colleges.
|Adapted by||Sarah Punshon & Johann Hari|
|Based on the original production by||Sarah Punshon|
|Musical Director||Inga Davis-Rutter|
|Lighting Designer||Howard Hudson|
|Sound Designer||Adrienne Quartly|
|Magic Consultant||John Bulleid|
|Casting Director||Matthew Dewsbury|
|Fight Director||Bret Yount|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Rachel Bowen|
‘A brilliant show not just for fans of Agatha Christie, but also for those who have never picked up one of her books… will send audiences out with a 1920s spring in their step’