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* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months, which only finally happened in 2020 because of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Even then, the show returned the following year, so no, COVID-19 is not going to provide whoever currently owns the film adaptation rights an excuse to start making one right away.

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* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months, which only finally happened in 2020 because of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Even then, the show returned the following year, so no, COVID-19 is not going to provide whoever currently owns the film adaptation rights an excuse to start making one right away.away -- "closed" means "actually closed", not "forced to go on hiatus during a worldwide catastrophe but then coming back as soon as possible".


* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months, which only finally happened in 2020 because of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Even then, the show will return in once it's safe to perform again, so no, COVID-19 is not going to provide whoever currently owns the film adaptation rights an excuse to start making one right away.

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* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months, which only finally happened in 2020 because of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Even then, the show will return in once it's safe to perform again, returned the following year, so no, COVID-19 is not going to provide whoever currently owns the film adaptation rights an excuse to start making one right away.


* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months. With its 67th anniversary coming up in 2019, it's a safe bet that this status will continue indefinitely.

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* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months. With its 67th anniversary coming up months, which only finally happened in 2019, 2020 because of the UsefulNotes/COVID19Pandemic. Even then, the show will return in once it's a safe bet that this status will continue indefinitely.to perform again, so no, COVID-19 is not going to provide whoever currently owns the film adaptation rights an excuse to start making one right away.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In 1952 this was a contemporary play. A mention of ration books meant this was already showing its age just two years later when rationing was abolished. The radio being the source of news and entertainment, the fashions (possibly much more overtly "1950's" than they would have been in the actual 1950's), and especially the shock of a woman wearing trousers cement this firmly in a narrow time period.

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* DevelopmentHell: The film rights for the play have been bought and sold over the years, but always with the proviso that production not start until the play has been closed in London for six months. With its 67th anniversary coming up in 2019, it's a safe bet that this status will continue indefinitely.

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* NoAdaptationsAllowed: None can be made while the play is still running.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: ''Christie herself'' thought it might last about eight months in the West End. [[LongRunner Six decades later...]]


* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.

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* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well. [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope Deliberately invoked]] InUniverse, as this is just a pseudonym.]]


* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.

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* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.well.
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* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.

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