Year 13 Drama

Carmel Colleges Year 13 Drama class is staging the Agatha Christie play ‘Black Coffee’ next month. The six day run will start on May 4th in the school theatre, beginning at 7pm. There are 13 characters played by two casts and directed by Year 13 drama student Ava Stuart – who previously has worked for Auckland Theatre Company.

Black Coffee was the first play written by Dame Agatha, in 1930, and followed her displeasure at how her 1928 short story “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” was adapted for the stage. The plot involves her most famous character, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of prominent physicist in his own home – sounds a bit like the board game Cluedo. Later Dame Agatha, who went on to become a famous British crime writer, described the three act play as a conventional spy thriller, full of clichés but not all of them bad.

The Year 13 cast will be selling tickets the first week back after the holidays. Please book in those dates. For any extra information contact

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