The Secret Adversary by David Hansen

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About The Play

Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland, OH; photo by Vic Evcic).

Mystery. 65-75 minutes. 2-5 females, 3-12 males (5-18 performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Note: Scripts and performance rights are restricted to US customers only due to copyright restrictions.

The Secret Adversary was presented as an Educational Outreach Tour for Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland Ohio.

"The script was outstanding - this was a great adaptation!"
--audience member, Kendal at Oberlin
“I really, really, really loved this play. I very much enjoyed the actors and actresses, the theme, the dialogue, and the ending scene was just beautiful.”
--student, Hudson Middle School

Printed Script: $7.95 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $7.50. Performance Royalties: $65.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $45.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $70.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!


Who is the “secret adversary”? For her second novel, Agatha Christie created the youthful, jazz-era characters Thomas Beresford and Prudence “Tuppence” Crowley. Down on their luck, Tommy and Tuppence decide to become adventurers for hire and swiftly find themselves in an international plot to bring down the British government. Time is not on their side as they work to uncover the mysterious “Mister Brown.”

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Did You Know?

Tommy Jamerson's play, The Big Bad Bullysaurus, won Second Place at the National Association of Dramatic & Speech Arts Festival.