The Hollow

Performed: 
Friday, 8 April 1960 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 9 April 1960 - 7:30pm
Writer: 
Agatha Christie
Director: 
Bessie Lamb
Venue: 
Hornby Institute, Main Street, Hornby
Cast: 
Henrietta AngkatellPhyllis Holt
Sir Henry Angkatell, K.C.B.Bill Yare
Lady AngkatellFreda Longbotton
Midge HarveySheila Halstead
GudgeonMichael Goth
Edward AngkatellEdward Hallam
DorisMargaret Hartley
Gerda ChristowJean Hallam
John ChristowEric Bentley
Veronica CrayeJean Whittam
Inspector Colquhoun, C.I.D.Peter Smalley
Detective Inspector PennyEric Halhead

Lady Angkatell, intrigued by the criminal mind, has invited Hercule Poirot to her estate for a weekend house party. The Belgian detective's arrival at the Hollow is met with an elaborate tableau staged for his amusement: a doctor lies in a puddle of red paint, his timid wife stands over his body with a gun while the other guests look suitably shocked. But this is no charade. The paint is blood and the corpse real!