Friday 14th September 2018 - Sunday 16th September 2018

Agatha Christie Festival 2018

This year was a mini festival called the Agatha Christie Birthday Celebration Weekend, that featured a number of events cross the English Riviera. Torre Abbey hosted A Garden Party to Die For, while Greenway hosted a fete inspired by the one in Dead Man’s Folly.

Theatre producer and director Julius Green presented a world-premiere script-reading of Agatha Christie’s forgotten Play, The Lie, while Torquay Museum organised a murder mystery called The Curse of Amenhotep. Also at the museum, Dr John Curran hosted a Christie Mystery Day featuring rarely seen classic films, radio plays and talks by Christie experts. Torre Abbey was also home to Elephants Can Remember – Scene One – Hololens Edition, which was a mixed reality installation based on the opening scene of the Poirot novel. Throughout the festival, there was also an outdoor dance recreated by Welsh choreographer Sioned Huws and dancer Honami Shimizu based on the shishi-odori (deer dance) of north east Japan.

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