Afternoon at the Seaside - Play

  • Play
  • 1962

A whimsical day by the sea in a British resort. An emerald necklace has been stolen and the Inspector has to investigate an extraordinary mix of characters.

It’s not your costume Miss. We’re broad minded here, not like some beaches. You see, there has been a robbery and the Inspector here thinks – er – something may have been put in your hut.

Beach Attendant

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Afternoon at the Seaside deploys the same device as Christie used in her short story The Rajah's Emerald, where a stolen item is uncovered by someone with no idea where it came from. It was first presented as part of Rule of Three which toured the United Kingdom in 1961 and subsequently opened at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in 1962.

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