A DAUGHTER’S A DAUGHTER at Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

You have until Thursday 18 May to register in full for the most exciting Agatha Christie conference yet!

AGATHA CHRISTIE: A REAPPRAISAL will take place at Lucy Cavendish College, A DAUGHTER'S.jpgUniversity of Cambridge, 19-20 June 2017. We have a jam-packed programme full of treats, courtesy of speakers from around the world.

There are academic papers giving Christie the scholarly treatment she was so long denied, and unconventional papers showing just how influential the Christie phenomenon has become. From English to Information Science, from adaptations to blogs, to thematic explorations, we’ve got it all.

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE FULL PROGRAMME, SINGLE-PANEL REGISTRATION IS STILL AVAILABLE – THIS COULD GET YOU ACCESS TO OUR SPECIAL READING OF A DAUGHTER’S A DAUGHTER.

The reading is introduced by theatrical heavyweight Julius Green. The cast will include actors from the renowned Agatha Christie Theatre Company, as well as a special guest appearance from our very own bestseller Sophie Hannah as Dame Laura (and I’ve snuck my way into the cast, too!).

 Christie started work on the play in the 1930s but it was not premiered until 1956, when it was presented for one week at the Theatre Royal Bath under her pen name Mary Westmacott; the only performances to be presented in her own lifetime. It has only been performed on two subsequent occasions; at the 2001 Agatha Christie Theatre Festival, and in 2009 in its West End premiere production (directed by Roy Marsden for Bill Kenwright’s Agatha Christie Theatre Company), when it was hailed by critics as worthy of Rattigan.

 Four years prior to its original presentation, Christie adapted A Daughter’s a Daughter into a novel, again using the Westmacott name; making the title unique as the only work of hers to take this route.

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