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A Murder is Announced

by Agatha Christie

Adapted by Leslie Darbon

Directed by John Grinston

Season: 13th May - 24th June 2017
Preview night 12th May
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes, with a 20 minute interval

Please note that the season is now completely sold out with no tickets left available.

Like bees to pollen, ants to honey, and the English to sugary tea, we are drawn to the scene of a crime. Usually the crime in question has already been committed. Yes - usually... Leslie Darbon's A Murder is Announced - adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie - prompts disturbing thoughts about the sanity of a group of people who convene for what could be their own very public demise. But it also introduces us to passionate young lovers, village eccentrics, European fanatics, and Miss Jane Marple, in whom forensic brilliance battles chronic rheumatism for the good of nice people across Britain.

This is a play in which audiences will wonder 'whodunnit' amongst a group of tightly-knit friends, all of whom knew someone 'would-do-it'...

Warning: Please note that A Murder is Announced includes brief instances of cigarette smoking in keeping with the period setting of the play. The Genesian Theatre does not endorse tobacco smoking and where appropriate excises it. All actors involved are fully aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco.

DirectorJohn Grinston
Assistant DirectorJonty Davies-Conyngham
Set & Costume DesignRachel Giuffre
Lighting DesignLiam O'Keefe
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Stage ManagerConcey Bosco
Assistant Stage ManagerIsabela Sandoli
Lighting & Sound OperationMacushla McGown
Carlin Hurdis

Julia SimmonsMolly Haddon
Letitia BlacklockSuzann James
Dora BunnerRos Richards
Patrick SimmonsAnthony King
MitziJess Davis
Miss MarpleSandra Bass
Phillipa HaymesEmma Wright
Clara SwettenhamLois Marsh
Edmund SwettenhamChris Bartlett
Rudi ScherzDavid Lucas
Inspector CraddockPeter Allison
Sergeant MellorsAnthony Sadler

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By arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd