Spider’s Web

A diplomat’s wife has to dispose of a corpse before her husband brings home an important politician

This lighthearted comedy-thriller was written by Agatha Christie expressly for Margaret Lockwood. She played the role of a diplomat’s wife who finds that she has to dispose of an unexpected corpse in the library before her husband brings an important foreign politician home to dinner.

Margaret Lockwood at Agatha Christie.

Cast (11)

British actor Felix Aylmer wears a white dinner jacket and bow tie
Sir Rowland Delahaye
Harold Scott
Hugo Birch
Myles Eason
Jeremy Warrender
Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
Margaret Barton
Pippa Hailsham-Brown
Judith Furse
Mildred Peake
Sidney Monckton
Charles Morgan
Oliver Costello
John Warwick
Henry Hailsham-Brown
Campbell Singer
Inspector Lord
Desmond Llewelyn
Constable Jones
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News (1)

Cast photo from the 2009 revival by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company of Agatha Christie’s play, Spider’s Web
New production of Spider’s Web goes on tour
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Agatha Christie’s play, originally written for Margaret Lockwood, restaged and sent on a British tour.

Production Information

Peter Saunders (Presented by), Wallace Douglas (Director), Michael Weight (Setting)

Pictures (10)

Margaret Lockwood, Myles Eason and Margaret Barton in Spider’s Web, which celebrates its first anniversary at the Savoy Theatre on 14th December, 1955
Theatre World magazine featuring Spider’s Web.
Poster for Spider’s Web (1954) (2)
Programme from Spider’s Web (1954) at the Savoy Theatre, London (4)
Programme from Spider’s Web (1954) at the Savoy Theatre, London (2)
Plays and Players magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Spider’s Web.  10th January, 1955.
Programme from Spider’s Web (1954) at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool (1)
Photograph from Spider’s Web (1954) (2)
Photograph from Spider’s Web (1954) (1)
Programme from Spider’s Web (1954) at the Savoy Theatre, London (1)

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