“This year’s drama was a huge success,” said Prof. Iqbal. “It was the talk of the city for many days.” Siddiq, a third-year actor, said the two months of rehearsals gave him a learning experience comparable to his entire academic career. An alumnus said that the mystery was of such high class than even for me it was not clear to him, now a public prosecutor, who is the real murderer was. “I really feel happy and satisfied when the students learn new things and the College gets a good name,” said Prof. Iqbal. “I am receiving wonderful responses from different quarters. Students from different schools, colleges and universities, intellectuals, families of students and people from all walks of life were in the audience,” he said.
The production received widespread press reviews. The Express Tribune, which is affiliated with the International Herald Tribune, called the production “riveting” in its Feb. 13 review. The News International ran an appreciative story on the same day. “The live performance went without any fumbles, glitches or overplaying,” said the Frontier Post in its Feb. 13 article.
And Then There Were None is one of the most famous and widely praised mysteries ever written. Author Agatha Christie herself believed it was one of her greatest achievements, and it was the first novel that she decided to adapt for the stage. Since its initial publication this classic murder mystery has been adapted several times for stage and screen. The play continues to perplex, frighten and captivate each new generation. It is the ultimate whodunit, a timeless tale of suspense and suspicion that appeals even to those who do not usually read mysteries.
The story concerns a group of ten strangers who have all been invited by a Mr. U. N. Owen to spend a brief vacation on a secluded island off the coast of Devon in England. When the guests meet each other they realize that none of them has met their mysterious host, and it slowly dawns on them that his motives for assembling them on the island are not as they first appeared. A record is played, accusing each of the visitors of murder. From that moment all of their lives are in danger. As the plot unfolds, an unknown assassin exacts the ultimate revenge on the island’s guest for their past crimes. One by one they begin to die and to guess who is the murderer. The person might be among these ten.