Jason Durr is the new Poirot
Hercule Poirot returns to the stage in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, now starring Jason Durr from ITV’s hit series Heartbeat in the role of the famous Belgian sleuth. Since Heartbeat, Jason has appeared on television in Lewis, Midsomer Murders, and Miss Marple. Last seen on stage in the West End production of Noel Coward’s Volcano, Jason has also starred in Sherlock Holmes, Macbeth, and Losing Louis. Jason will be joined by Agatha Christie Company regulars Gary Mavers who is best known for playing heart-throb doctor Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice and Ben Nealon, perhaps best loved for his role as Capt Forsythe in the ITV drama Soldier Soldier.
Also included in this year’s cast are Deborah Grant, who has starred in numerous television shows including Not Going Out, Peak Practice and Bergerac, Oliver Mellor, who for 4 years has played Dr. Matt Carter in Coronation Street, and Georgina Leonidas whose credits include playing the cursed Katie Bell in the last two Harry Potter movies.
A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula.
Arriving at the Estate moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate's occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.
In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.
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★★★★ “The great detective Poirot returns” Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ “A resounding success. Christie is a master of the genre” Bristol Post
★★★★ “The verdict is unanimous… superb…” Birmingham Post
★★★★ “Clever… delicate… witty… and slick” Cambridge News
“A lavish production and a treat for any Christie fan” Cambridge Review
“Impressive and entertaining from start to finish” The Star
“A tremendous piece of theatre” What’s on London
“With as stunning art deco set and sumptuous gowns the Agatha Christie Company has made this production particularly slick and stylish” The Gazette
“You simply can’t fail to enjoy this superbly executed whodunit, with its excellent cast and faultless production” Bath, What’s On Guide
Saturday 25 October, 2.30pm
Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm