In 1926 Agatha Christie was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury hotel. She claimed she remembered nothing but neither the press nor the police believed her. Actor Liz Grand’s one woman show asks did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why?
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Liz Grand’s performance in the title role is compelling. So persuasive is she that we the audience become co-conspirators. Her Mrs. Christie is irresistibly engaging, vulnerable, confiding and ultimately indomitable in her strength of spirit. It is a master-class in nuanced delivery and dramatic timing, deliberately tantalising, directed unfussily and designed for spot-on period fidelity.
4**** The Stage