Nichola steps in to head Murder on the Nile cast
The Official Agatha Christie Theatre Company today announced that Nichola McAuliffe will join the highly successful UK tour of Murder on the Nile, at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen later this month in the role played until recently by Kate O’Mara, who has had to withdraw from the production due to ill health.
One of Britain’s best-loved actresses, Nichola, who will play the role of Miss ffiliot-ffoulkes, has had a long and varied career on stage and on screen. Her television credits include Sheila Sabatini in seven series of ITV’s Surgical Spirit, Anita in Coronation Street, and Vivian Rook in Dr. Who.
Recent theatre credits include the UK tour of Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, Hay Fever at the Rose Kingston, The Mikado at the Gielgud Theatre and Plague over England at the Finborough. She enjoyed great success with her own play A British Subject, at the Edinburgh Fringe, at London’s Arts Theatre and off Broadway.
Murder on the Nile also stars prolific stage actor and star of the television hit Drop the Dead Donkey Robert Duncan, Susie Amy (71 Degrees North and Footballers’ Wives), Ben Nealon (Capt Jeremy Forsythe from the long running ITV drama Soldier Soldier) and 60s pop idol Mark Wynter.
On board a steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Tragedy strikes and a body is discovered, all fingers point to Simon’s ex fiancée. However, everything is not what it seems and holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer.
Agatha Christie’s stage adaptation of the novel Death on the Nile was first performed in 1944 under the title Hidden Horizon; it later opened in the West End and on Broadway as Murder on the Nile in 1946.
Murder on the Nile follows the hugely successful The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, And Then There Were None, Spider’s Web, Witness for the Prosecution, and Verdict.
Murder on the Nile will be staged at His Majesty’s Theatre from Monday to Saturday, October 22 to 2, and tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.