The Unexpected Guest Starring Richard Blackwood at the Hackney Empire
The Unexpected Guest is filled with all the suspense, intrigue and surprise twists that make Christie one of the world’s best-loved authors and the undisputed first lady of crime.
Following widespread critical acclaim for their star-studded production of The Hollow, the second production from The Agatha Christie Theatre Company promises to be another “beautifully staged and executed murder-mystery… a killer production of classic Christie class” (The Argus).
Lost in the fog on a lonely road, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find that he has stumbled onto the scene of a murder! When the dead man’s wife confesses to killing her much despised husband, the stranger agrees to provide her with an alibi. But, who is he really protecting? And, in a house full of suspects, whose are the unidentified fingerprints found at the scene?
Credited as one of Agatha Christie’s most mischievous and chilling whodunnits, The Unexpected Guest is filled with all the suspense, intrigue and surprise twists that make Christie one of the world’s best-loved authors and the undisputed first lady of crime.
The all star cast features Susan Penhaligon, who is best known for her role as Jean Hope in the ITV soap Emmerdale. Joining Susan is Ben Nealon who starred in the role of Lt.Forsyth in the popular television series Soldier Soldier, EastEnders favourite Dean Gaffney, Derren Nesbitt who is known for his role in the action drama Where Eagles Dare, BBC and MTV star Richard Blackwood and two of the country’s best loved performers, Mark Wynter and Virginia Stride.
Bill Kenwright is the most prolific theatre producer in the industry. His most recent West End productions include an all star cast in Cabaret – which opened in October 2006 to rave reviews, Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie, Billie Piper in Treats, Jenny Seagrove and Antony Andrews in The Letter and Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers which recently extended bookings into its 20th year. In addition, he is responsible for up to fifteen shows on national tour or in pre-production in the last year.
Monday 29th October – Saturday 3rd November 2007
7.30pm (Wed/Sat Matinee 2.30pm)
Tickets: £19.50 – £10 (Concs avaibale)
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St. London, E8 1EJ
Box Office 020 8985 2424