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A Murder is Announced

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Middle Ground Theatre Company presents
Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced

Mon 19 – Sat 24 October 2015

Agatha Christie’s famous novel, A Murder is Announced, is brought to life on the Exeter Northcott staged in October.

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…

Miss Marple, along with Hercule Poirot, is one of Agatha Christie’s most loved characters, having been portrayed many times on screen. She’s appeared in 12 of Agatha Christie’s crime novels and in 20 short stories, numerous TV adaptations and on the radio too.

Starring Judy Cornwell as Miss Marple and Diane Fletcher (House of Cards) who both have distinguished careers spanning 50 years on stage and screen. Judy Cornwell is best known for playing the loveable Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances.

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).
“I have seen a fair few adaptations for the stage and I enjoyed this one more than The Mousetrap.”


Tickets A £27.50 B £25 C £23 D £19
Wed Green Matinee: £17 *
Sat Matinee: £19
Concs: £2 off (bands B, C & D only)
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 12yrs+
Running Time: TBC


For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 272 409 or email her at [email protected]

Notes to editors

Press night is Mon 19th October

The cast are available for interviews.

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