The Unexpected Guest


November, 1958…

His car broken down and in a ditch, Michael Starkwedder approaches the house of Richard Warwick to find the owner – a bitter, sadistic man – shot dead. Standing over the body is his wife, a gun in her hand. Laura Warwick readily confesses to the murder and Starkwedder agrees to help her cover her tracks… But this is Agatha Christie and nothing is quite what it seems!

Although recently novelised, The Unexpected Guest was written in the 1950s as a play which, in typical Christie style, twists and turns leaving its audience completely in the dark until her final, breathtaking denouement.

Formed in 1992 and now considered one of Portsmouth’s leading local theatre companies, HumDrum performed Christie’s And Then There Were None early last year to critical acclaim. They are now pleased to conclude their tenth anniversary season with their first set of performances at the Havant Arts Centre.