13 - 17 September 2017 | Torquay, Devon, UK

A celebration of unheard voices both near and far gathered to "Come, tell me how you live", this year's International Agatha Christie Festival transforms Torre Abbey into five days of eclectic and unexpected song, stories, dance, extraordinary objects from ordinary lives, provocative lectures and other amazing journeys. All the while enjoy tea on the lawn, and other more adventurous and mysterious places to stretch out, curl up, and conjure up the missing clue.

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News: Festival 2017 programme!

Weds 13 September

Mathew Prichard - Trio of Men presents The Mystery Orchestra - Anne Martinetti & Guillaume Lebeau

Thurs 14 September

John Risdon - Julius Green - Janet Morgan - Chanje Kunda - Philip Hoare

Fri 15 September

Lurker - Linane Investigations - Agatha Christie & South Devon bus tour - Joan Nott - Dr. John Curran - Ragnar Jónasson & Niki Orfanou - Hugh Nankivell & Guests - Endless Night

Sat 16 September

Children's trails & investigations - Institute of Making - Mark Aldridge - Al Saddiq al Raddi - Doorstep Arts - Stephanie Ridings

Sun 17 September

Dawn walk to Greenway - Sea-swimming - Dance in Devon's "Come, dance with me..."- Festival Closing

PLUS exhibitions and workshops with Poetry Translation Centre, Chanje Kunda, Encounters Arts, cinema and mystery film programme, Summer Fête at Greenway and the latest Agatha Christie previews.

FESTIVAL PASS gives you access to all scheduled talks, performances and activities across the festival. £90 Book tickets

GRAND TOUR is the complete International Agatha Christie Festival experience. It includes your Festival Pass to all scheduled talks, performances and activities*; an exclusive tour of Agatha Christie’s favourite cinema with her grandson, Mathew Prichard; champagne breakfast and live reading at The Grand Hotel and a copy of an Agatha Christie classic signed by Mathew Prichard. £150 Book tickets