Daring and dizzying adventures

Watermills production of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary which is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from March 31 to April 4. SUS-150323-090142001

Watermills production of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary which is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from March 31 to April 4. SUS-150323-090142001

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Agatha Christie’s 1922 thriller The Secret Adversary received its world stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury, this spring in a new adaptation by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari.

Introducing crime-fighting duo Tommy and Tuppence to the stage for the first time, The Secret Adversary is currently playing a six-week national tour taking in Devonshire Park Theatre from March 31 to April 4.

Emerald O’Hanrahan (best known as Emma Grundy in The Archers, BBCR4) and Garmon Rhys (Wilfred Owen in the national tour of Regeneration) play the roles of Tuppence and Tommy.

With a fresh and inventive theatrical approach, this production will be presented as a play with live music and promises fast-paced action, shot through with comedy and romance.

The first of five Tommy and Tuppence thrillers which spanned Christie’s writing career (and indeed the lives of the two characters), The Secret Adversary follows the daring and dizzying adventures of the duo through 1920s London.

Home from the First World War, flat-broke and unemployed, our intrepid young heroes embark on an outlandish business scheme ‘The Young Adventurers Limited’ - willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything!

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.