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1 & 2 OCT


The Trial of Agatha Christie


production team

‘My name is Aphrodite the First, and tonight you are going to help me solve a mystery.’

Dame Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Famed for her murder-mystery novels, she was a pioneer in the world of crime fiction. She has become a cultural hallmark of the quintessentially British ‘cosy crime’. Her stage plays continue to run on the West End. But this notoriety does not hold her above the law. Especially in regards to her literary success – and the darker, lesser-known origins of what inspired her writing.

Step into HRH Aphrodite I’s ‘court of public opinion’ to put the Queen of Crime in the dock. Turning back to the 1940s, she’ll uncover the brutal murder of a foster child that sent shockwaves through Westminster and left newspaper readers horrified – all the while producing a play that would make theatre history. 

The Trial of Agatha Christie is an hour-long participatory show about murder, injustice and artistic inspiration. While Aphrodite examines the facts and weighs up the arguments, your job is simple: determine the verdict and change the course of history.

Dame Agatha Christie: Guilty or Not Guilty? 

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

HRH Aphrodite I

H.R.H. Aphrodite I is an award-winning amateur historian, drag artist, zine maker and part-time love goddess. Her work focuses on viewing the present moment through a historical lens, specifically highlighting the themes of women, queer people, fashion, popular culture and the british empire; wherever these intersect and overlap. She is a multidisciplinary artist, spreading her work between cabaret, theatre, independent publications and digital art. She is also a keen community organiser, producer, writer and designer. She is available on all platforms @hrhaphroditei.

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