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The Hollow - The Compass Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

MAGIC Hat Productions is presenting Agatha Christie’s The Hollow at The Compass Theatre, Ickenham – from February 5 to February 9, 2013.

An unhappy game of romantic ‘follow my leader’ explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr John Cristow is at the centre of the trouble, for at The Hollow are Henrietta, his mistress, Veronica, his ex-mistress, and Gerda, his wife.

To further complicate matters, also present is Edward, in love with Henrietta, and Midge, in love with Edward. Veronica ardently desires to marry John Cristow but although she succeeds in re-opening their affair, he refuses to divorce his wife. At this point, Veronica unwisely threatens that if she cannot have him, no one else shall.

Within five minutes, Cristow is dead. Nearly everyone has a motive; most had the opportunity, but who actually killed Cristow will be discovered by Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny.

Tickets: £12, £10 concession – available from the box office on 01895 673 200 or online at

Times: 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

The Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD