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.
|Assistant Director||Jonty Davies-Conyngham|
|Set & Costume Design||Rachel Giuffre|
|Lighting Design||Liam O'Keefe|
|Sound Design||Michael Schell|
|Stage Manager||Concey Bosco|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Isabela Sandoli|
|Lighting & Sound Operation||Macushla McGown|
|Julia Simmons||Molly Haddon|
|Letitia Blacklock||Suzann James|
|Dora Bunner||Ros Richards|
|Patrick Simmons||Anthony King|
|Miss Marple||Sandra Bass|
|Phillipa Haymes||Emma Wright|
|Clara Swettenham||Lois Marsh|
|Edmund Swettenham||Chris Bartlett|
|Rudi Scherz||David Lucas|
|Inspector Craddock||Peter Allison|
|Sergeant Mellors||Anthony Sadler|
By arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd