THEY will be falling like ninepins in And Then There Were None at Leamington’s The Loft Theatre.
Adapted from Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit and first performed in London’s West End in 1944, the play has been in constant production across the globe since.
Set in 1938, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers of various social standings who are invited to a mansion on a remote island off the coast of Devon.
Upon arrival the guests discover that their host is missing. A torrential storm hits the island and the strangers become cut off from civilisation.
One by one the group – each battling the weight of their conscience – begin to die in accordance to the rules of the nursery rhyme ‘Ten Little Soldier Boys.’
The haunting rhyme pervades every room of the house and ends with the ominous words “…and then there were none.” With the fallen believed to be innocent, who among the group is the killer?
Director William Wilkinson said: “ We will do our best to deliver all the riches of Christie’s creation as well as having you guessing the identity of the killer for the two hours traffic of our stage.
“We do tell you the answer at the end but en route you will find a maddening puzzle to keep you highly tuned to every move and flick of the eye of our actors.
“And to add to your enjoyment, there are a few cold chills down the spine that will have your nerve ends tingling.”
The production runs from May 25 to June 4.
Visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk for tickets and further details.