Thriller-comedy from the queen of crime, Agatha Christie


6 July - 9 September

Evening shows from Tue – Sat.
Thursday matinees every week
(excl. 31 Aug & 7 Sept).
Saturday matinees every week.
Sunday matinees 16, 23 & 30 July and 3 Sept.

"Suppose I were to come downstairs one morning and find a dead body lying here, what would I do?” wonders Clarissa. And lo and behold, as is the way with all good Agatha Christie thrillers, she soon finds out. Clarissa has a vivid imagination but not even she could be prepared for the moment she stumbles upon a bloody corpse.  Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband comes home with an important foreign politician - a man on his way to secret talks at 10 Downing Street! - Clarissa persuades her three house guests to become accessories and accomplices. But then the web of deceit becomes even more tangled as a mysterious phone-call tips off the police and brings the determined Inspector Lord to the scene. Clarissa soon realises he is convinced that one of them is the killer and finds her talent for storytelling put to the test as she fights to keep her friends and family from suspicion. At the same time her own life is in dire danger as the search for the real murderer comes closer and closer to being revealed.

After the huge success of The Hollow last year The Mill is delighted to welcome back National Treasure and giant of the theatre - the indomitable BRIAN BLESSED. Who better to direct what is arguably Agatha Christies most enthralling and entertaining thriller.

An evening complete with intrigue, lies, murder and mystery! 


Matinee performances:
Bar open from 12pm.
Lunch served between 12:15pm and 2pm.
Performance starts at 2:15pm.
Evening performances:
Bar open from 6pm.
Dinner served between 6:15pm and 8pm.
Performance starts at 8:15pm.

Please note: every ticket comes with a home-cooked two-course meal.
Directed By:
Brian Blessed
Written By:
Agatha Christie
Set Designer:
Dinah England
Costume Designer:
Natalie Titchener
Cast List:
Nick Barclay – Henry Hailsham-Brown
Luke Barton – Jeremy Warrender
Joanna Brookes – Mildred Peake
Eric Carte – Hugo Birch
Tim Faulkner – Elgin
Melanie Gutteridge – Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
Alexander Neal – Oliver Costello/Constable Jones
Esme Seber – Pippa Hailsham-Brown
George Telfer – Sir Rowland Delahaye
Noel White – Inspector Lord