LN drama department announces spring play, “And Then There Were None”


Credit: John Macia with Vagabond Players

“And Then There Were None” was made by prolific British author Agatha Christie. She wrote a total of 66 crime thrillers, and often oversaw their stage scripts.

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As the musical “Something Rotten” has been wrapped up for almost a month, many have been waiting with baited breath to see what non-musical play production Loy Norrix drama teacher, Dan Lafferty, would put on this spring. 

Only 10 hours into March, the decision was made and posted to the Loy Norrix Theatre’s Instagram page: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” 

The show is new to Loy Norrix and is unique from any of those in recent years in that it is not a traditional drama or a comedy. Instead, the play is a murder mystery, with every character being under suspicion while they die off one by one. 

The show is based on a book of the same name, also written by Christie, which has sold over 100 million copies since it was first published in 1940. It has since been adapted to film, radio, TV, board game and, of course, the stage. 

Lafferty said, “We’re choosing ‘And Then There Were None’ because it is a great, classic play from the world of theater, but also it’s something from a totally different vein from “Something Rotten” which we just completed, so we wanted to go in a different direction so we can have a good variety. And there are a lot of roles for every different kind of student here at Loy Norrix.”

Auditions for the production will be on March 15 with callbacks on March 17, both held after school in room J-12.