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Hercule Poirot's First Case

Adapted by Jon Jory

Based on The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Directed by Tom Massey

Season: 21st May - 2nd Jul 2022
Preview night 20th May
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running Time: 80 mins - no interval

Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines before booking or attending a performance. Face masks are required to attend this production.

No door sales - please book before attending a performance to assist with Covid safety.

Please be assured that the Covid safety of our audience, casts, and crew is very important to us: In common with most Sydney theatres we still require face masks. If you book and later need to change your booking due to any Covid related issues we will be happy to transfer your tickets.

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Poirot and Hastings

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorp, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom?

The brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot makes his unforgettable debut in Jon Jory's dynamic adaptation of Agatha Christie's first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. This new adaptation visits 30 locations in 80 minutes - fast-paced and stylised, this show will be a fun romp as we join Poirot and Hastings on their first adventure together!

Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in a small village in England near the remote country manor of Emily Inglethorp, a friend who assisted him in starting his new life. Poirot's friend, Hastings, arrives as a guest at her home. When Emily is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery of who killed her! Was it her fawning new husband, Alfred; her volatile housekeeper, Dorcas; her companion, Evelyn Howard; or was it Cynthia Murdoch, the pretty nurse who works in a nearby hospital dispensary? Plot twists and red herrings abound in this dynamic and engaging new adaptation of Agatha Christie's first novel.

DirectorTom Massey
Assistant DirectorBarry Nielsen
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting DesignMehran Mortezaei

Stage ManagerMeg Girdler
Lighting and Sound OperationMay Hnin
Alexis Worthing
Mary Abraham
Sangeeta Tandon

John CavendishPaul Adderley
Lawrence CavendishPatrick Gallagher
HastingsDelmar Terblanche
Evie HowardRuba El-Kaddoumi
Mary Cavendish
Dame Agatha Heavyweather
Alice Bendall
Emily InglethorpRos Bilbe
Denise Kitching
Alfred InglethorpFrederic Claudel
Cynthia Murdoch
Emilia Kriketos
Hercule PoirotPeter Gizariotis
Dr. Bauerstein
Detective Inspector Japp
Thomas Southwell
Dr. Wilkins
Laura Wallace
Meg Girdler
Coroner Wells
Emmanuel Said

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The suspects gather

An Amateur Production By Arrangement With ORiGiNTM Theatrical On Behalf Of Dramatic Publishing Company Of Woodstock, Illinois