Robert Powell & Liza Goddard visit Agatha Christie's home ahead of Black Coffee

Posted on 14 January 2014

Celebrating the tour of Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, the cast were offered the rare opportunity to take part in a photo call at 22 Cresswell Place, London, the blue plaqued private residence once owned by the queen of crime.

It was in this beautiful mews property that a newly divorced Agatha Christie continued to commit her ingenious plots to paper in a specially commissioned writing room.

Robert Powell, who stars as Hercule Poirot, appeared in full costume alongside Liza Goddard, as Miss Caroline Amory and Robin McCallum as Poirot’s friend and confidante, Captain Arthur Hastings, OBE.

They were pictured underneath the building’s iconic blue plaque and upstairs in the quaint writing room she had specially commissioned as part of the house’s refurbishment.

Black Coffee will run on the Main Stage from 6 to 10 May.

It was Christies’ first ever play and the only one to ever feature the diminutive detective. Powell takes on the role as the most recent of a long line of distinguished actors including Albert Finney, Sir Peter Ustinov, Sir Ian Holm, Alfred Molina and of course, David Suchet to perform as Christie’s most famous creation.

Robert Powell has received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of ‘Jesus’ in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth.n He has also appeared in numerous films, including 39 Steps and Shaka Zulu. His stage performances include Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray.

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