19:30, Tue 28th February 2006 - Sat 4th March 2006 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Lent Week 6
10 People are trapped in an isolated house - all of them accused of being murderers who have escaped justice. In the drawing room, a large tapestry spells out an old nursery rhyme: "Ten little Indians, sitting down to dine/One choked himself and then there were nine...". The ten guests of the mysterious Mr Owen laugh the accusations off as ridiculous. Then one of the ten chokes to death at dinner and then there are nine... "Nine little Indians staying up late/One overslept himself and then there were eight..." then seven... then six... As their numbers collapse, the crowd realises that one of them must be responsible for these outstanding and psychotic murders. But with no detective at hand, only the suspects can solve the case. They're all equally suspicious though and most of them won't survive the night... A baffling and outstanding puzzle from the Queen of Crime is brought to the stage. Christie rated this as the finest mystery in her canon.