Action, Adventure and International Intrigue

We're a very long way from St Mary Mead... to celebrate The Agatha Christie Festival and 100 years since the publication of The Man in The Brown Suit, local writer Emma Seaman explores Agatha Christie's standalone thrillers from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Date: 8th to 8th September
Action, Adventure and International Intrigue

Celebrate the Centenary of Agatha Christie's 'The Man in the Brown Suit' at Kents Cavern

Join us for an extraordinary event as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie's captivating novel, 'The Man in the Brown Suit', and explore Agatha Christie's standalone thrillers from the 1920s to the 1970s. Discover the real-life inspiration and some dark surprises lurking amongst the plots and characters of these lesser-known novels, including secret agents, organised crime rings, neo-Nazis and religious cults.  To enhance the immersive experience at Kents Cavern, Fancy Dress (themed around the 1920s / The Man in the Brown Suit) is highly encouraged!



Event Highlights:

Presentation by Emma Seaman

We are thrilled to welcome Devon-based writer and literary historian, Emma Seaman, as our distinguished guest speaker. Renowned for her passion for uncovering unusual, forgotten, and obscure stories, Emma's engaging presentation will delve into the fascinating connections between Agatha Christie, 'The Man in the Brown Suit', and the enigmatic beauty of Kents Cavern. With her fiction featured in 11 anthologies across the UK and US, and a slew of literary accolades, Emma's talk is not to be missed.

Guided Tour of Kents Cavern

Following the presentation, immerse yourself in the mystery and allure of Kents Cavern with an exclusive guided tour. Explore the chambers that sparked Agatha Christie's imagination and walk in the footsteps of her adventurous characters. Learn about the history and significance of this ancient site, and discover the secrets that have made it a source of literary inspiration.

Drinks Reception in the Final Chamber

Conclude your journey with a delightful drinks reception in the final chamber of Kents Cavern. Enjoy a selection of beverages as you mingle with fellow literary enthusiasts and reflect on the evening's discoveries. This unique setting provides the perfect ambience to celebrate the legacy of Agatha Christie and the enduring charm of her work.

Prices  £22.50 per person
Booking Booking essential
Date & Times

Sundays 8th September

7pm and 9pm

Age Restriction Over 18's only


Don't miss this rare opportunity to celebrate a century of literary brilliance in the magical surroundings that inspired one of Agatha Christie's most beloved novels. Secure your tickets now and be a part of this unforgettable event!


Fancy Dress (themed around the 1920s/The Man in the Brown Suit) is highly encouraged!