Monday, 10 March 2014

Black Coffee (theatre)

A staple of Monday mornings, we've probably all had too much coffee already today! However, Black Coffee, the play, begins a week long run at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre this evening. Agatha Christie's very first play introduced the character of the Belgian detective, Poirot and he will be portrayed by the fantastic actor Robert Powell. The production is courtesy of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company who visited Eastbourne last year with Go Back For Murder.

A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot.

No stranger to 'police work', Robert Powell starred alongside Jasper Carrott in the 1990s spoof, The Detectives. He is also a serious actor having received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of ‘Jesus’ in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His extensive stage performances include roles in the national tours of Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Mon 10th to Sat 15th Mar, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.