A Murder is Announced

Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present a lavish new production of a classic Miss Marple mystery.

“A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – at six-thirty p.m.”

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. 

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer...

Cast includes Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple with Diane Fletcher, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas, Rachel Bright, Dean Smith

Both Judy Cornwell and Diane Fletcher have distinguished careers spanning over 50 years on stage and screen. Judy Cornwell is probably best known for her much loved portrayal of Daisy in the hugely successful TV sit-com Keeping Up Appearances, while Diane Fletcher is forever immortalised as Elizabeth Urquhart in House Of Cards. They are joined by Tom Butcher (PC Steve Loxton in The Bill and Dr Marc Elliott in Doctors), Sarah Thomas, who played Glenda Wilkinson in Last Of The Summer Wine for 24 years, Rachel Bright (EastEnders’ Poppy Meadow), and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road / Last Tango In Halifax).

 

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon

Directed & designed by Michael Lunney

 

 

Reviews

"The packed theatre loved every minute... ★★★★"
LIVERPOOL ECHO

“A corker of an Agatha Christie from Middle Ground Theatre Company”
HALSTEAD GAZETTE

“A handsome set and a talented cast… lovely”
THE DAILY ECHO

“A splendid evening’s entertainment... you’ll be hooked from the start. ★★★★”
THE MERSEYSIDER MAGAZINE

“This is a strong experienced cast, Diane Fletcher is a pleasure to watch… and as Miss Marple Judy Cornwell rises to the dramatic moment”
EXETER EXPRESS AND ECHO

“Michael Lunney’s faultless touring production... it’s a real treat”
THE WIRRAL GLOBE

“Wonderful… I enjoyed this more than The Mousetrap. I was in shock when the final plot twist was unveiled”
DO MORE MAGAZINE

“First rate… the cast respond well to Michael Lunney’s subtle direction and keen eye for period detail”
WORCESTER NEWS
 

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From £21.00 - £32.50

Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee

Running times

Act 1 70 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 50 mins

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