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07 December 2017 | by Mark Lawson

All rise please

All rise please



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.


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