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Spider's Web


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[Starring] Margaret Lockwood in an excerpt from Agatha Christie's Spider's Web
with Felix Aylmer
The action of the play takes place in the drawing-room of Copplestone Court in Kent.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Savoy Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Peter Saunders)

Oliver Costello, a nasty type, has been killed by the time tonight's excerpt begins. Clarissa has found the body and rustled up her friends Sir Rowland, Jeremy Warrender, and Hugo Birch, to help her dispose of it. She has done so calmly, because she thinks Costello was killed by her stepdaughter Pippa: she will do anything to protect the child. What complicates the situation - apart from secret drawers and a concealed door - is that Clarissa is noted for her vivid imagination, for her convincing descriptions of things that never happened. When she speaks the truth, no one believes her. at 7.45


Author: Agatha Christie
Play director: Wallace Douglas
Decor: Michael Weight
Television presentation: Alan Chivers
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown: Margaret Lockwood
Sir Rowland Delahaye: Felix Aylmer
Jeremy Warrender: Myles Eason
Hugo Birch: Harold Scott
Inspector Lord: Campbell Singer
Constable Jones: Desmond Llewelyn
Elgin: Sidney Monckton
Mildred Peake: Judith Furse
Oliver Costello: Charles Morgan

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