The Theatrical World of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was the most successful female playwright of all time. She also wrote some detective novels you might have heard of.

Julius Green is the author of Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre, available in paperback now at all good booksellers. You can catch him at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay on 18th September giving a talk about “Poirot on Stage” and the staged reading of The Stranger that we talked about is on 17th September at the Palace Theatre in Paignton.

There are no spoilers in this episode.

My new map and guide, Agatha Christie’s England, is available now in physical form at or as an audiobook at

Find links to all the books mentioned in this episode at

Sources and further information:

Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre by Julius Green
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Spider’s Web by Agatha Christie
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Black Coffee by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Stranger by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Alibi by Michael Morton
Verdict by Agatha Christie
A Daughter’s A Daughter by Agatha Christie
The Mary Westmacott episode of Shedunnit
Giant’s Bread by Mary Westmacott

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