Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages Murder on the Nile, by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature- Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila’s clever signature style.

Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie's own staging of her famous novel, Death on the Nile, is set on a paddle steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940’s Egypt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn board the ship. Class, money and reputation are all at stake in one way or another for the passengers and before they know it deceit, theft and murder quickly make waves on the river. Spurned lover Jacqueline De Severac, protective uncle Canon Pennefather, a troubled German Doctor, and a host of colorful and mysterious characters add to the drama and suspense of this classic Agatha Christie mystery.

Who can be trusted? Who holds the truth? Who is a suspect? Whodunit?

Aquila Theatre brings its innovative touch to this deliciously dangerous murder mystery, with brilliant direction, superb acting, thrilling physicality and stunning designs. Aquila’s Murder on the Nile will be a classic all over again.

AGATHA CHRISTIE® Murder on the Nile © 1948 renewed 1976 Agatha Christie Limited. All rights re-served.


Cast

Lincoln Hudson trained at the Mountview Theatre School in London and has been a professional Actor for 25 years. His work includes: BADIN THE BOLD (Red Lion Theatre), JOSEPH & HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Really Useful Group), HOT STUFF (Bill Kenwright Ltd), HANCOCK's LAST HALF HOUR (Covent Garden Studio Theatre), THE GREEN PARAKEET/MACBETH (Greenwich Studio Theatre), THE ARCADIANS (Kings Head Theatre), LES MISERABLES/ OLIVER (Cameron MacKintosh Ltd), MY FAIR LADY (Royal National Theatre), FUNERAL GAMES (Drill hall, London), NORTHANGER ABBEY (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), DICK WHITTINGTON (Haverhill Theatre, Suffolk), THE INVISIBLE MAN/ TWELFTH NIGHT (Aquila Theatre US National Tour), MIRACLE ON 34th STREET (Pitlochry Repertory Theatre), LOVE (Cirque Du Soleil), SHAKESPEARES ROSES/ AMERICAN HAMLET (LV Shakespeare Theatre) and DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS (Royal National Theatre. Lincoln's TV & Film work includes SEX IN THE CITY (HBO), THE BILL (Carlton TV), UNIQUE SPECIES (Channel Five), CHARLIE (Midas Films), THE ALAN CLARK DIARIES (BBC TV) and MURPHYS LAW (Thames TV.) Lincoln is also a Writer and independent filmmaker; he has made four documentaries one of which SPEAK-EASY won the 2010 LA Film Awards. He is an immigrant from the UK and is incredibly proud to be an American Citizen.

Palmyra Mattner is a Syrian/German graduate from the conservatory program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She grew up on the Middle Eastern island of Bahrain where she made her first foray into the world of acting by participating in local theatre. Having played parts from Mary Adams in Amanda Whittington’s BE MY BABY to Penelope Toop in Philip King’s SEE HOW THEY RUNshe got a diverse taste of roles under her belt.  During her time in New York, Palmyra has expanded her acting portfolio to include: Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGRanevskaya in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Zinaida in IVANOV, The Captain in COMMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA, Little Stone in EURIDYCE as well as multiple roles in THE WINTER'S TALEShe has also had the opportunity to perform self-written pieces with the Stella Adler Studio’s Outreach at the Phoenix House, as well as originating the role of ‘Mother’ in Fay Simpson’s adaptation of Raymond Carver’s SCOTTY.

Toby Miller's recent work includes: Disney's TARZAN (White Plains Performing Arts Center) and the world premiere of Sprat Artistic Ensemble's HENRI (Ryan Reid, writer/director, Smith Center for the Performing Arts). Toby also: took on the lead role in the first revival in 30 years of the Broadway production of Edward Gorey's DRACULA directed by John Shea at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN), appeared as Geoffrey in the TWN production of John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and as Richard Hannay in THE 39 STEPS at the Sierra Repertory Theatre (CA) and Lees-McRae Theatre (NC).  Other recent credits include Lanford Wilson's TALLEY'S FOLLY, directed by Marta Rainer and George Brant's ANY OTHER NAME, directed by Bryan Halperin. Other appearances include the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Stage Door (FL). New York credits include Jones in Sam Graber's THE FUTURE OF OFFICE SEX at the Abingdon Theatre Company. Toby recently completed the title role in the short film THE ARNOLD CROMBECK STORY based on a story by Patrick McGrath. He also voiced Trex in Ward and Mark Sutton's multi-episode cartoon, THE ADVENTURES OF TREX, BLIND DATER. Follow his work at tckm1.info.

 


CREATIVE TEAM

Peter MeineckDirector, He founded Aquila Theatre in 1991 and worked extensively in theater in London, New York and throughout Europe in various capacities that ranged from theater electrician, rigger, lighting designer, director and producer. He was trained by Martin Godfrey, technical manager of the Bloomsbury and Royal National Theatre in London. Theaters he worked at include: the Almeida, the National Theatre, the Phoenix, the Aldwych, the Fortune and several other West End theaters, the Bloomsbury and the Shaw to name just a few, working under the likes of  Ace McCarron, David Hersey, Pat Collins and Mark Henderson. With Aquila, he has produced and/or directed more than 50 professional productions of classic drama and has lit many of Aquila's shows. Favorites include: Iliad (1999), Cyrano (2001), Catch-22 (2009), Macbeth (2011), Fahrenheit 451 (2013). He is currently Professor of Classics at New York University where he specializes in ancient performance and the application of cognitive science to the study of the ancient world.  He is a graduate of University College London (BA hons. Ancient World Studies) and the University of Nottingham (PhD Classics) and former Royal Marine Reservist. Peter continues to serve as a Lieutenant Firefighter and EMT in Westchester, NY.