The Secret Adversary

by David Hansen

About the Play

Mystery. 65-75 minutes. 2-5 females, 3-12 males (5-18 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Note: Scripts and performance rights are restricted to US customers only due to copyright restrictions.

The Secret Adversary was presented as an Educational Outreach Tour for Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio.


Who is the "secret adversary"? For her second novel, Agatha Christie created the youthful, jazz-era characters Thomas Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Crowley. Down on their luck, Tommy and Tuppence decide to become adventurers for hire and swiftly find themselves in an international plot to bring down the British government. Time is not on their side as they work to uncover the mysterious "Mister Brown."

"The script was outstanding—this was a great adaptation!" - audience member Kendal at Oberlin

"I really, really, really loved this play. I very much enjoyed the actors and actresses, the theme, the dialogue, and the ending scene was just beautiful." - student, Hudson Middle School

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Production Copy License $85.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $110.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $85.00 $0.00
Silver Package $110.00 $0.00
Gold Package $150.00 $0.00
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