Ten strangers on an island …

ONE of Agatha Christie’s most famous thrillers, And Then There Were None, comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th February in a new production, directed by Lucy Bailey, with a cast headed by David Yelland, Bob Barrett and Andrew Lancel.

Ten strangers are lured to a solitary mansion off the coast of Devon. When a terrible storm cuts them off from the mainland, and with their hosts mysteriously absent, the true reason for their presence on the island becomes horribly clear, as secrets from their past come back to haunt each and every one of them.

Director Lucy Bailey, whose acclaimed site-specific production of Witness for the Prosecution has been running in London since 2017, famously wrote to Samuel Beckett at the age of 20 asking to stage his story Lessness, and went on to direct the world premiere at Oxford University in consultation with the author. Since then she has worked with theatres across the country, and including the National Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Bath favourite David Yelland, whose numerous screen credits include The Crown, Chariots of Fire and Poirot, plays Judge Wargrave. Bob Barrett, who plays Doctor Armstrong, is best known on television as Sacha Levy in Holby City since 2010. Andrew Lancel, who plays William Blore, is well known on television as the villainous businessman Frank Foster in more than 130 episodes of Coronation Street and DI Neil Manson in over 270 episodes of The Bill.

Other roles are played by: Jeffery Kissoon as General Mackenzie, Katy Stephens as Emily Brent, Lucy Tregear as Georgina Rogers, Joseph Beattie as Philip Lombard, Oliver Clayton as Anthony Marston, Nicola May-Taylor as Jane Pinchbeck, Sophie Walter as Vera Claythorne and Matt Weyland as Narracott.

And Then There Were None is not only Agatha Christie’s most read work, but also the best-selling crime novel of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold since its first publication in 1939. It has frequently been adapted for stage, television and film.

Pictured: David Yelland as Judge Wargrave; Sophie Walter as Vera Claythorne and Joseph Beattie as Philip Lombard; Katy Stephens as Emily Brent.

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan