The Unexpected Guest archiveOpened at the Duchess Theatre in London on 12 August 1958. A powerful drama which will keep you guessing as to the identity of the murderer from beginning to end. Lost in the fog, Michael Starkwedder stumbles into Richard Warwick's study to find him dead and Richard's wife, Laura, standing near him with a gun. Warwick was a detestable brute, so when Laura confesses to his murder, Starwedder agrees to give her an alibi.


Author: Agatha Christie
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Archive listings for The Unexpected Guest

Work type: Play.


Company Bijou Theatre Productions. Performer Maggie Campbell. Performer James MacKenzie-Thorpe. Performer Pam White. Performer Rachel Saturley. Performer Stephen McKeating. Performer Chris MacKenzie-Thorpe. Performer Martyn Christopher. Performer Daniel Chambers. Performer Richard Bearne. Performer Andrew Brazier. Performer Stuart Sutherland.
7 Jun 22 to 28 Jul 22Palace Theatre, Paignton :: V892
listing details L1826898566

Windsor on Air - T0257419974

Radio ply version.Director Roy Marsden. Performer Sally Brettin. Performer Marti Webb. Performer Robert Duncan. Performer Kris Marshall.
22 Mar 22 to 26 Mar 22Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
listing details L1589935805


Company Lancaster Footlights.
23 Apr 19 to 27 Apr 19Grand Theatre, Lancaster :: V521
listing details L629834878


Producer The Mill at Sonning. Director Brian Blessed. Performer Luke Barton (Jan Warwick). Performer Rosalind Blessed (Miss Bennett). Performer Alexander Neal (Sergeant Cadwallader). Performer Hildegard Neil (Mrs Warwick). Performer George Telfer (Henry Angell). Performer Noel White (Inspector Thomas).
7 Jun 18 to 28 Jul 18The Mill, Sonning :: V739
listing details L196663557


Company Magic Hat Productions.
14 Jun 11 to 18 Jun 11Compass Theatre, Outer London :: V1166
listing details L01594203239


Company Phoenix Theatre Group.
9 Oct 08 to 11 Oct 08Theatr Elli, Llanelli :: V819
listing details L202175767


Company Wanstead Players.
7 Feb 08 to 9 Feb 08Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
listing details L02034046027


Running time approx. 2 hours 30 minutesProducer Bill Kenwright. Company Agatha Christie Theatre Company. Director Joe Harmston. Design Simon Scullion. Lighting Matt Drury. Sound Ian Horrocks-Taylor. Performer Susan Penhaligon (Laura Warwick). Performer Ben Nealon (Michael Starkwedder). Performer Dean Gaffney (Jan Warwick). Performer Virgina Stride (Mrs Warwick). Performer Richard Blackwood (Henry Angell). Performer Derren Nesbitt (Inspector Thomas). Performer Mark Wynter (Julian Farrar).
19 Nov 07 to 24 Nov 07Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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5 Nov 07 to 10 Nov 07Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L663483350
29 Oct 07 to 3 Nov 07Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L377761167
22 Oct 07 to 27 Oct 07Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
listing details L1924279405
15 Oct 07 to 20 Oct 07Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0797816857
8 Oct 07 to 13 Oct 07Grove Theatre, Dunstable :: V1616570102
listing details L0180814511
1 Oct 07 to 6 Oct 07Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L0604965077
17 Sep 07 to 22 Sep 07Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0936805387
10 Sep 07 to 15 Sep 07Princess Theatre, Torquay :: V900
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28 Aug 07 to 8 Sep 07Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Running time approx. 2 hours 30 minutesProducer Bill Kenwright. Company Agatha Christie Theatre Company. Director Joe Harmston. Design Simon Scullion. Lighting Matt Drury. Sound Ian Horrocks-Taylor. Performer Jack Ellis (Michael Starkwedder). Performer Frazer Hines (Inspector Thomas). Performer Virginia Stride (Mrs Warwick). Performer Mark Wynter (Julian Farrar). Performer Tracey Childs (Laura Warwick). Performer Dean Gaffney (Jan Warwick). Performer Kate Best (Mrs Bennett). Performer Gary Richards. Performer Eugene Washington.
25 Jun 07 to 30 Jun 07Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L482992589
18 Jun 07 to 23 Jun 07Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L01120258131
11 Jun 07 to 16 Jun 07Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L1723814215
4 Jun 07 to 9 Jun 07Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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28 May 07 to 2 Jun 07Sands Centre, Carlisle :: V2
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21 May 07 to 26 May 07Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L1009425917
14 May 07 to 19 May 07Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0581237459
7 May 07 to 13 May 07The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L4850423
30 Apr 07 to 5 May 07His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
listing details L1476394492
23 Apr 07 to 28 Apr 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L02071182426
16 Apr 07 to 21 Apr 07Forum Theatre, Billingham :: V557
listing details L0400645796
2 Apr 07 to 7 Apr 07Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L06249817
26 Mar 07 to 31 Mar 07Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L0330898847
19 Mar 07 to 24 Mar 07Jersey Opera House, St Helier :: V869
listing details L01094153474
12 Mar 07 to 17 Mar 07New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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5 Mar 07 to 10 Mar 07Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
listing details L0430601136
26 Feb 07 to 3 Mar 07Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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19 Feb 07 to 24 Feb 07Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
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12 Feb 07 to 17 Feb 07Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L9323344
5 Feb 07 to 10 Feb 07Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
listing details L724208082
29 Jan 07 to 3 Feb 07Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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22 Jan 07 to 27 Jan 07New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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16 Jan 07 to 20 Jan 07Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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9 Jan 07 to 15 Jan 07Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Producer Erith Playhouse. Director Ian Humphreys.
20 Feb 06 to 25 Feb 06Playhouse, Erith :: V186
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Company B.A.T.S.
23 Feb 06 to 25 Feb 06De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea :: V651
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Producer Charles Vance.
23 Sep 04 to 30 Sep 04Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth :: V897
listing details L022753347


Company Humdrum Amdram.
22 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant :: V757
listing details L0985426952


Company The Wesley Players.
16 May 02 to 18 May 02General, General :: V1270
listing details L0554949569


Producer Maddermarket Theatre. Director Clare Goddard.
21 Mar 02 to 30 Mar 02The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
listing details L0719110309


Producer Charles Vance.
14 Aug 01 to 18 Aug 01Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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12 Jun 01 to 16 Jun 01Lyceum Theatre, Crewe :: V470
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Producer Julius Green. Producer Ian Lenagan. Company New Palace Theatre Company. Director Joe Harmston. Design Simon Scullion. Lighting Adam Crosswaite. Sound Ian Horrocks. Performer Ed Bryant. Performer Martin Carroll. Performer Daniel Coll. Performer Lois Charlton. Performer Antony Edridge. Performer Liz Elvin. Performer Sharon Gavin. Performer John Griffiths. Performer Simon Hepworth. Performer Anthony Houghton. Performer Katie Kingsley. Performer Stash Kirkbride. Performer Jonathan Lermitt. Performer Simon Linnell. Performer Joy Merriman. Performer Sarah Mowart. Performer John Pennington. Performer Trevor Rawlins. Performer Gary Richards. Performer Jamie Sandford. Performer Colin Starkey. Performer Phillipa Urquhart. Performer Diana Van Proosdy.
1 Jun 01Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
listing details L1932407404


Murder Mystery Evening.
1 Aug 00 to 5 Aug 00Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
listing details L1104295992


Producer Newpalm Productions.
4 Jul 00 to 8 Jul 00Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
listing details L0766959103
20 Jun 00 to 24 Jun 00Forum Theatre, Billingham :: V557
listing details L2040505820


Performer Martyn James.
19 May 99 to 16 Oct 99Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
listing details L0404178619


Performer Bobby Knutt. Performer Anna Karen. Director Ian Dickens. Design David North.
4 Oct 99 to 9 Oct 99Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
listing details L0317643587
13 Sep 99 to 18 Sep 99New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
listing details L1263123633
6 Sep 99 to 11 Sep 99Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
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Performer Anna Karen. Performer Steven Pinder. Performer David Evans.
17 Aug 99 to 21 Aug 99Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
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17 Aug 99 to 21 Aug 99Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
listing details L1068396395
27 Jul 99 to 31 Jul 99Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L0281500936


Performer Anna Karen. Performer David Evans.
20 Jul 99 to 24 Jul 99Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
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Company M.A.D.S..
16 May 98The Harlequin, Redhill :: V707
listing details L1979476472

Other listings

30 Sep 21 to 9 Oct 21Venture Theatre, Ashby de la Zouch :: V1014134703
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7 Sep 19 to 14 Sep 19Farnworth Little Theatre, Bolton :: V481
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26 Jan 19 to 2 Feb 19Garrick Theatre, Stockport :: V504
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29 Jul 98 to 1 Aug 98Gawsworth Hall, Gawsworth :: V1283
listing details L01399670868
20 Aug 96 to 24 Aug 96Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
listing details L2083101696

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