Fiddlers Three

A murder caper in two acts

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Cast size: 11


Fiddlers Three
Trying to get their hands on more than a little inheritance, a group of young people hide the body of a dead tycoon. But what starts as a lark quickly becomes all too serious when they discover that the body is in fact a murder victim. A comedy about business and finance, with a strong undercurrent of criminal activity, the play combines humour, intricate plotting and a confounding murder.

Play information

The action takes place between the offices of Fletcher Developments, near Victoria and a private suite at a Bognor Regis Hotel.
Running time
2 hours 10 minutes

Character list

  • Number of male characters: 8
  • Number of female characters: 3
  • Gina Jones
  • Sally Blunt
  • Sam Fletcher
  • Felix Bogusian
  • Henry Panhacker
  • Jonathan Panhacker
  • An Air Hostess
  • Dr. Nolan
  • A Waiter
  • Mr. Trustcott
  • Mr. Moss

Performing this play

More about this play

The play was originally performed in Bristol in 1971, titled Fiddler's Five. Christie revised the scripted, combined two characters and simplified several of the red herrings and Fiddlers Three was completed in 1972.
A different Agatha Christie. The play has deserted the familiar path of the whodunnit type thriller into the realms of black comedy. The action is played for laughs rather than chills, but once the storyline has been established, there is plenty of humour and sparkle to carry it along to the usual surprise climax.
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