Wasps' Nest

A short, small cast Poirot story

Running time: 25 minutes

Cast size: 4


Wasps' Nest
This classic Christie short story sees Hercule Poirot come between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder before it takes place.

Play information

The garden of Charles Harborough’s house.
Running time
25 minutes

Character list

  • Number of male characters: 3
  • Number of female characters: 1
  • Charles Harborough
  • Claud Langdon
  • Nina Bellamy
  • Hercule Poirot

Performing this play

More about this play

This is the only story Christie herself adapted for television – it appeared on the BBC in June 1937 and a reviewer said it was "excellently done". It is now available for live stage performance.

Additional information

Wasps' Nest will have its first stage productions in 2017.