Murder on the Nile – Nanette Frew, The Genesian Theatre and the genius of Agatha Christie. (Theatre review)

This is my mother, Nanette Frew, and a great review of her directorial swansong (or so she says) at the Genesian Theatre in Sydney.

Lisa Thatcher

If Agatha Christie were a man, she would be considered the kind of genius no female could ever aspire to. She is the best-selling novelist of all time, and her books have sold roughly four billion copies.  After Shakespeare and The Bible, her books rank as the most published in history. She is the most translated individual author, having been translated into one hundred and three languages. And Then There Were None is the most popular mystery book ever written, and one of the most popular books of all time. Christie’s play The Mousetrap is the longest running play in history, having opened at the Ambassadors theatre in London on the 25th of November in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances.


Death on the Nile, published in 1937, started off as a play by Christie titled Moon on the Nile. Once she’d completed Moon…

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