Experience

Immerse in Christie events, stage shows and experiences.

There are plenty of ways to immerse in Agatha Christie experiences including theatre shows and The Agatha Christie Festival. Agatha Christie is the most successful female playwright of all time and is the only female playwright ever to have had three plays running simultaneously in London’s West End. Among her 19 plays, The Mousetrap remains the longest running show in the world, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The Agatha Christie Festival is the ultimate pilgrimage for fans, who travel from all over the world to celebrate and learn about the life of Agatha Christie. The festival takes place in Christie’s birthplace of Torquay annually in September and more information can be found here. Also in Torquay is Agatha Christie's former holiday home, Greenway. Greenway was once described by Christie as 'the loveliest place in the world' and is now run by the National Trust and open for visitors.

Theatre

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Agatha Christie in Theatre

There are constantly both professional and amateur adaptations of Christie's books and plays in theatres around the world; the most famous being The Mousetrap. In 2015 Julius Green wrote Curtain Up, the first book dedicated to Agatha Christie as a playwright. Curtain Up examines how Christie became the most successful female playwright in the world.

The Mousetrap

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Discover the World's Longest Running Play

The world’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, has been thrilling audiences for over 60 years. Now in its 65th year of a record breaking run, The Mousetrap has become one of London’s most important institutions in the West End. Find out more about the history of the play or buy tickets and see it for yourself. But remember, keep the secret!

Greenway House and Gardens

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Agatha Christie's Former Holiday Home

Step inside Agatha Christie's former holiday home and discover Greenway as Agatha and her family left it. Described by Agatha Christie as 'the loveliest place in the world', Greenway is open for visitors to experience. Greenway was the setting for a few of Agatha Christie's fictional murders including Five Little Pigs.

Festival

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The International Agatha Christie Festival

Celebrate the life of the Queen of Crime at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Christie’s birthplace Torquay, Devon. The bi-annual event is a great opportunity to both learn more about Agatha Christie and be entertained by her stories.

Did you know?

  1. To celebrate Agatha Christie’s 125th anniversary an exhibition, Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait was put on in London and Torquay, showcasing previously unseen photographs of the Queen of Crime.

  2. The Mousetrap is the longest running show, of any kind, in the world. In 2016 it celebrated its 64th year of a record breaking run.

  3. Of her own work Agatha Christie's favourite play was Witness for the Prosecution.

  4. Agatha Christie's daughter, Rosalind Hicks, gave Greenway to the National Trust in 2000.

Agatha Christie Experiences & Theatre