Thursday 12th September 2024, 7:00pm

All About Agatha Live!

“The Greatest Screen Adaptation”

A panel discussion chaired by Kemper Donovan of the All About Agatha team, with Christie authorities, Dr John Curran and Dr Mark Aldridge, joined by Teresa Peschel (author of Agatha Christie, She Watched) and Christie fan and author of the Smart Women crime mysteries, Victoria Dowd. 

 In this panel debate, our Christie experts will challenge each other with their own pitches for Agatha’s Greatest Screen Adaptation.  

This is a unique opportunity to hear from four crime-writing experts, whose combined knowledge of the Christie oeuvre is unparalleled.  This event will contribute to the USA-based podcast All About Agatha, co-founded by Kemper Donovan and the late Catherine Brobeck.


Getting to the venue

The Spanish Barn is in the grounds of Torre Abbey. This is on Torquay seafront and walkable from most hotels in the area. It is also right next to Torquay Train Station. The nearest car park is Torre Valley - Torbay Council


There is a drop-off point and limited parking within the grounds for disabled visitors. Entry to the Spanish Barn is relatively level, but there are a few cobble stones to cross, before entering the completely flat interior. We have space for wheelchairs, although if you let us know in advance, we can ensure that there is ample dedicated space for the number of wheelchair users. We have also raised the height of the main stage this year, so that guest speakers can easily be seen. We also have two TV screens midway down the barn screening what is happening on the stage. We also have a disabled toilet available to the rear of the Spanish Barn.

If you have any particular access requirements or enquiries, do please get in touch and we will do whatever we feasibly can to accommodate you. Please email


Colwinston Charitable Trust

This event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Colwinston Trust.