Cecily is in a tis-was: she has already suggested postponing the wedding, and confides to Mavis that her relationship with Michael is a “tepid romance”. Torquay being no exception. Sam Frenchum tackles the difficult role of Bruce Lovell with assurance, with all the right hints and flicks towards the hidden character, Lovell’s superficial charm and his manipulative manner. Hodiak is very convincing as the suave, charming, handsome stranger who hides a very dark secret. poison and was so well described that Agatha received an unprecedented honour for a writer of fiction - a review in the Pharmaceutical Journal. Royal and Derngate’s set, designed by Mike Britton, creates the right mood. Is Love from a Stranger a misadventure or an adventure averted? Agatha Christie, Crispin Redman, Fiery Angel, Frank Vosper, Gareth Williams, Helen Bradbury, Listerdale Mystery, Love from a Stranger, love triangle, Lucy Bailey, Miss Great Britain, Nicola Sanderson, Ovid, Philomel Cottage, relationships, Royal and Derngate, sex, TS Eliot, violence, by Frank Vosper, adapted from Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie.

1947's "Love From a Stranger" is as good as the 1937 original, Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2015. Travelling or based outside United States? I've watched this film for the 5th time, and it never ceases to send a chill through my bones.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 28, 2018. Agatha Christie then rewrote it as a stage play, but it wasn’t until a further rewrite by actor Frank Vosper that it took off as a theatre hit, firstly in the West End in 1936, then on Broadway a year later. It was war time and Agatha became a nurse at the Red Cross Hospital in Torquay. Who marries someone by impulse to later discover the person is a killer? So when a stranger walks into her flat as prospective tenant, a fast talking charmer with an American accent and tales of worldwide and everywhere adventures, she falls, but … but, he is Bruce Lovell.

the first authors Penguin ever published, with fantastic results. Love from a Stranger by Frank Vosper, adapted from Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie Fiery Angel in association with Royal and Derngate, Northampton, at Richmond Theatre until 5th May than on tour until 21st July I am not a woman and I am already intrigued by hearing things like: don't touch my hair, don't open the door, don't open this or that. sleuth. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Scotsman of 1 April 1936 started its review with, "To watch the performance of Love from a Stranger at the New Theatre, is like witnessing a clever conjuring show. © 1936 Agatha Christie Limited All rights reserved. books such as Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, Murder in Mesopotamia, Love From A Stranger (22)5.91h 21min7+ In 1900s London a mysterious South American gentleman sweeps an attractive London sweepstakes winner into marriage after answering her ad to sublet her apartment prior to taking world tour with sweepstake winnings. In 1912 Agatha met Archie Christie, a qualified aviator who had applied to join the Royal Flying Corps, This movie is delightfully creepy, particularly during the last 10 - 15 minutes...very creepy! Adventures are dangerous. One quite hoped for a shorter fuse, knowing that the Agatha Christie fireworks were to come. She asks no questions, has no doubts, marries in haste, lives in a romantic haze until...I really enjoyed watching this film, thought the pacing was decent, the acting good, the script was written based on a play, which in turn was based on an Agatha Christie story. Real to life.. Agatha loved to read English poetry and began writing poems when she was a child. charlotte@emg-ents.com would last forty-six years. alice@emg-ents.com, James Travis-Lever or Tess Shennan There's a problem loading this menu right now. John Hodiak is one of those old Hollywood actors that died too young at age 41 from a massive heart attack. However, together they don’t seem to get the chemistry quite right. Three spot-on characterisations. Fifth Time to Watch This Vintage Thriller, Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2018. However, the precise costumes of the period enhanced the characterisations and the mentions of Wimbledon as “cheap to rent” drew laughter from the audience. Based loosely on Agatha Christie's story Philomel Cottage. Some great performances and if you haven't seen the better Basil Rathbone version, well worth a look. Agatha Christie, the “Mozart of murder” was obsessed with the idea of the pathological successful liar, and the one of the two main protagonists of Love from a Stranger, Bruce Lovell, is such a subject, a con-man and much, much, worse. From this came her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles. ★★★★‘A taut, slick psychological thriller’, ‘Who, of any of us, could have dunnit better?’. they soon married. Following the war Agatha continued to write and to travel with Archie, though sadly they were later to ( Log Out /  UK Tour starts 23 Feb 2018

Equally, the sinister sub-consciousness of Lovell didn’t really come over. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Although he was not based on any particular person, Agatha thought The method of death in this novel is Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2016. If you wish for an adventure be careful: it may become more of an adventure that you had wished for. seems disconnected to me.

Sylvia Sidney is his naïve bride, who announces to this charming stranger almost the moment she meets him that she is a sweepstakes winner. and they had just enough to rent a flat in London and later that year on the 5th August, Agatha gave Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, South West

Suffice it to say, that the twist is unexpected. The 30s version with Basil Rathbone looks better. 68 likes. The gestation of the stage play Love from a Stranger was almost as convoluted as an Agatha Christie plot.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to our privacy & cookies policy. It's your LAST CHANCE to see Love from a Stranger today with just two performances left at Norwich Theatre Royal birth to their daughter, Rosalind. Thus began her life long interest in the use of poisons. Adapted from ‘Philomel Cottage’ © 1934 Agatha Christie Limited Originally written in 1924 as a short story Philomel Cottage, it emerged ten years later in The Listerdale Mystery. This edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey.

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