Agatha Christies’ A Murder is Announced. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage. 12th – 16th February
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’
A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out….
What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns and the inimitable Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution in a dramatic confrontation scene just before the final curtain.
The production stars Dean Gaffney, (Robbie Jackson in EastEnders), Gemma Bissix, (the award-winning villainous Clare Devine in Hollyoaks), Katy Manning, (Jo Grant in Doctor Who), John D. Collins (‘Allo, ‘Allo’s Flying Officer Fairfax) and Geraldine Newman (Ever Decreasing Circles).
A Murder Is Announced, is at The Gordon Craig Theatre
on Tuesday 12th February – Saturday 16th February at 7.45pm, with matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.
Box office: 01438 363200 or online: www.gordon-craig.co.uk.