The Player’s Club of Swarthmore Presents Agatha Christie’s ‘The Hollow’

October 2019

Agatha Christie wrote the play, ‘The Hollow’ in 1951, and based it on the 1946 book of the same name.

The story features an unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader, which erupts into a murder at a country manor called, The Hollow. A series of romantic associations are unfurled after one of the guests at the manor is shot. Nearly everyone has a motive, but which one of the guests did the deed? Discover the murderer between October 18th and November 2nd at the Players Club of Swarthmore.

After many struggles, stops and starts, the play originally opened at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge in 1951 to excellent reviews. Queen Mary, a noted Christie fan, even came to see the play just a few weeks later at the Fortune Theatre.

COOL NOTE: For The Hollow, Christie chose to work with a new young producer, Peter Saunders. Christie was so pleased with the outcome of the production, that she took him to lunch just after Christmas that same year – and gave him a brown paper package. Inside was the script for a new play she had just written, The Mousetrap. It would become one of her biggest plays and the longest running play in the history of London’s West End with the 25,000th performance taking place on November 18, 2012.

  • Opening night is October 18th, and the production runs through November 2nd.
  • Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
  • Friday & Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
  • Group rates are available at

Dead Men Don’t Speakeasy

It’s the roaring 20’s and this gin joint is jumpin’. On Friday, October 25th the Inn at Villanova will be the hottest joint in town. So grab your best guy or gal and let the chef prepare you a bee’s knees dinner while you mingle with gangsters, gun molls, and gumshoes.

This sweet little Murder Mystery dinner kicks off at 6pm but be careful! There are some seedy types in this speakeasy, and they are definitely up to no good. Check your pistols at the door, get ready to dance the Charleston, and keep your eyes peeled because tonight there just may be a Slaying at the Speakeasy.

Doors open at 6pm, show at 7pm. $60 per person