2020 season at The Playhouse Theatre Northampton
will be the following plays and dates:
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Agatha Christie: 31 March to 4 April 2020
Drama / 9m, 4f – Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end. DIRECTOR: Emma Robson
SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH by Peter Gordon: 7 to 11 July 2020
Comedy / 3m 6f – From the author of Murdered to Death comes the eagerly-anticipated sequel. It’s now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for the Colonel. But that’s just the beginning – Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple’s sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it’s not long before Pratt’s visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever!