Nanango Theatre Company's Ben Richardson in character for the upcoming Agatha Christie play, Black Coffee.
Nanango Theatre Company's Ben Richardson in character for the upcoming Agatha Christie play, Black Coffee. Nanango Theatre Company

Nanango Theatre Company to tackle an Agatha Christie classic

THE Nanango Theatre Company will once again bring Agatha Christie's work to the South Burnett stage.

The amateur theatre group has produced a range of plays for the South Burnett community.

Members do not shy away from a challenge, and are working on an Agatha Christie classic, her first play Black Coffee.

Black Coffee was written in the early 1930s, and followed a large line-up of successful novels.

The play takes place in the library of Sir Claud's manor house just outside London.

After the theft of an important document and then a murder, the famous sleuth Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate.

With the help of his friend Hastings and the able assistance of Chief Inspector Japp, he used his "little grey cells” to solve the case.

The play is spread across three acts, and there will be a refreshment interval after Act 1.

The performances will be at the Theatre House at Elk St in Nanango on Friday, August 30, Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7.

Attendants should arrive at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start.

There will also be a matinee on Saturday, August 31 at 3pm.

Tickets are available at the Nanango Visitors Centre, call 4189 9446.

The play has been directed by local Anne Davoren who said the cast of 11 were hard-working, industrious actors who, despite the work, had enjoyed the mayhem, mishaps, teamwork and experience.

Tickets cost $20 for adults. Concession tickets cost $15.