Fringe Festival 2024


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Agatha Christie Sea Swim

Saturday 7th September 2024, 10:00am | Broadsands Beach

Agatha Christie Sea Swim

This unique event celebrates Agatha Christie’s love of sea swimming, by taking participants on a one mile ‘sightseeing swim’ between two of her favourite beaches. Participants are encouraged not to race, but to enjoy the scenery, whilst raising money for Rowcroft Hospice and the Agatha Christie Festival Charity.

Tickets: £30

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Walking Tour

Saturday 7th September 2024, 10:00am | Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ1 1BG

An extraordinary walking tour

Sat 7th – Sat 14th September 2024

This award-winning walking tour has enthralled thousands of guests from across the world, receiving 5 stars from every review! Join Graham to discover how Agatha became the world’s best selling novelist, despite the challenges she faced professionally and personally.

Tickets: Varies

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Murder at the Manor

Saturday 7th September 2024, 2:00pm | Palace Theatre, Paignton

Murder at the Manor SOLD OUT

Moonstone Theatre Company

‘Murder at the Manor’ – Join Moonstone Theatre Company to help them solve a mystery, whilst enjoying a fabulous afternoon tea experience, held in Stage Left.

Tickets: from £25.00

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Gala Opening of the Fringe Festival

Saturday 7th September 2024, 7:00pm | Brixham Theatre, Brixham, TQ5 8TA

Gala Opening of the Fringe Festival

Agatha Christie Festival & The Lucky 7 Club presents "Sparkling Cyanide - A Scintillating Soiree!"

Perfect partners, Agatha Christie Festival and The Lucky 7 Club present the gala opening of the 2024 Fringe Festival - an exciting & eclectic theatre event with vintage vibes; unique Lucky 7 Club styling combined with a drop-dead gorgeous stage show in Brixham’s beautiful heritage theatre.

Tickets: £25 - doors open at 7.00pm

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The Wagatha Mystery

Sunday 8th September 2024, 11:00am | Meet outside the front of Torre Abbey (with the pitch and putt/sea behind you).

The Wagatha Mystery

A Tail of Murder on the English Riviera

Join us for a unique dog walking murder mystery, courtesy of Moonstone Theatre Company. Due to the popularity of last year's event, they have devised a brand new mystery, so experienced dog-tective friends can partner up with any new rookies!

Tickets: £15

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A Garden Party to Die For

Sunday 8th September 2024, 3:00pm | Torre Abbey, Torquay TQ2 5JE

A Garden Party to Die For SOLD OUT

Join us for a spiffing summer garden party is the heavenly walled gardens at Torre Abbey. Meet the Head Gardener, learn about Agatha Christie’s potent and poisonous plants and her time as a pharmacist in Torquay and join us for afternoon tea – if you dare!

Tickets: £20

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Murder, She Didn’t Write

Sunday 8th September 2024, 7:30pm | Palace Theatre, Paignton

Murder, She Didn't Write

The Improvised Murder Mystery - a classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show by Degrees Of Error.

Tickets: £18-£20

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Murder on the Riviera Express

Monday 9th September 2024, 6:30pm | Queen’s Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF

Murder on the Riviera Express

Amateur sleuths are invited to join us for a unique murder mystery experience aboard the very train that Poirot rode in both the ABC Murders and Dead Man’s Folly.

Tickets: £25

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The Swinging Christies

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 4:00pm | The Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 12 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH

The Swinging Christies

Six More Gems About Sex, Drugs and Agatha Christie in the 1960s

Mark Aldridge and Gray Robert Brown, the presenters of The Swinging Christies podcast, host an illustrated talk containing six fascinating insights into Christie's 1960s writing that didn't make it into the show...

Tickets: £10

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The AB Sea Murders

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 6:30pm | Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG

The AB Sea Murders

Join us for a boat trip around the Bay, passing beaches and locations loved by Agatha or featured in her works. Why not dress in your best detective outfits, as there’s sure to be a mystery to solve along the way. We will also be pointing out locations around the coast with an Agatha Christie link. There will also be period music, a fully stocked lounge bar and some fantastic views on this evening cruise. 



Tickets: £20

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Kindly Supported by:

English Riveria Bid Company

Rosalind Hicks Charitable Trust


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