Throughout June and July we have the fabulous Bijou Theatre on our stage with Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee.  We are jolly proud to be able to celebrate Torbay’s very own literary genius with this play, book now to enjoy Agatha Christie at her best; a plot so clever and full of twists and turns exercising Poirot’s little grey cells to their limit.

We’ve also enjoyed telling our customers about Agatha Christie’s connections across Torbay when they come in to book – from Greenway to Kents Cavern. So much so that we have just joined up with Kents Cavern to offer our customers 25% off admission to Kents Cavern when they book their Black Coffee tickets, here or online, and if you happen to be visiting Greenway, you may also hear about some special offers there too.

But we can’t give too much away, we like to keep you in suspense!

Agatha Christie (1924) The Man in the Brown Suit.  In an early novel, first published in 1924 (THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT) she refers to the archaeology of Kents Cavern.  In the book she changes the name of Kents Cavern to Hampsly Cavern and accurately refers to bones of Ice Age mammoth and wholly rhinoceros found there. Agatha Christie was later to discover a passion for archaeology through her husband Max Mallowan and made frequent visits to archaeological sites in the Middle East.


Greenway house and garden: ‘the loveliest place in the world’: The holiday home Agatha Christie and her family.  You can take a glimpse into their lives in this relaxed and atmospheric house set in the 1950s.  Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases at Greenway with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

The Palace Theatre Paignton