07 December 2017
All rise please Premium
Forty years after her death, Agatha Christie is rivalled as an authorial source of entertainment only by Shakespeare and Dickens. This English Christmas alone, a new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is in cinemas, and Ordeal by Innocence would have occupied Boxing Day BBC1 peak-time until its postponement while an actor defends himself against allegations (which he denies) of sexual assault unconnected to the project.
London theatregoers, meanwhile, have a choice between the sixty-fourth year of The Mousetrap and a revival of the next play that Christie wrote: the courtroom drama, Witness for the Prosecution.
Get instant access NOWRegister for 6 FREE articles per month
SubscriptionsSubscribe to The Tablet from just £7.99 for 30 days
3 options available
Share this story
The shock of the newPremium
Manage my subcription hereManage