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On 15th September 1890, 125 years ago this year, Agatha Christie was born. To mark this anniversary, Agatha Christie Limited are celebrating in many different ways. Here's a round up of what's going on this year and how you can be involved in the celebrations.
BBC's Partners In Crime and And Then There Were None
In early 2014, the BBC announced that they were making plans to mark Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary with some special celebrations. In autumn this year, we will be treated to two new television shows based on the novels from the best selling author. David Walliams and Jessica Raine will star in the six-part series Partners in Crime, based on Agatha Christie's Tommy and Tuppence novels. Walliams and Rain will play the detective duo in The Secret Adversary and N or M?. The characters were famously played by James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the 1983 series of the same title.
Fans will also be treated to a three part special of Christie's masterpiece And Then There Were None. No casting has been announced so far but it is expected to broadcast this Christmas.
And Then There Were None stage play tour 2015
The Agatha Christie Theatre Company have started this year's touring play based on Agatha Christie's best selling novel And Then There Were None. The play takes its inspiration from the original novel and is suspenseful, entertaining and chilling with some great performances.
For more information, visit http://www.kenwright.com/index.php?id=1451
The Secret Adversary world stage premiere
The Watermill Theatre in Newberry present The Secret Adversary as a stage play for the first time ever. Starring Garmon Rhys and Emerald O'Hanrahan as Tommy and Tuppence, the play takes audiences on an exciting adventure as they follow Chrisite's detective duo on a quest to stop the criminal mastermind known only as "Mr Brown".
"Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes embark on a daring business scheme: ‘The Young Adventurers Limited’… willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined and they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem."
For more information, visit https://www.watermill.org.uk/agatha_christies_the_secret_adversary#home-ttab
To mark the 125th year of Agatha Chrisie's birth, Agatha Christie Limited are giving fans the chance to share their memories of the Queen of Crime with the rest of the world. The idea is that fans submit their memories/ stories of Christie to the 125 stories website, and the best will be featured in a special gallery at the special International Agatha Christie Festival in September.
"Introducing #125Stories – your chance to join in with the Agatha Christie 125th Anniversary celebrations by sharing your story of how Agatha Christie has been a part of your life. Inspired by a collection of old fan letters sent to Agatha Christie, we want to give her current fans a chance to share their story. Film a video, share a photo, write a piece and share by using #125Stories."
For more information, visit http://125stories.com/feed
The International Agatha Christie Festival 2015, Torquay
The popular Agatha Christie Festival returns for a special celebration of the Queen of Crime in September to mark her 125th anniversary year. The festival will run from 11th - 19th September and promises to be the biggest and best yet. I am hoping to make it down to the festival this year for the special 125th anniversary, having not being able to go down to Devon last year.
To find out about my experience of the 2013 Agatha Christie Festival, read here:
The Agatha Christie Festival 2013
BBC is the new home of Agatha Christie on TV