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A Murder Is Announced

written by: 
Agatha Christie
adapted for the stage by
Leslie Darbon
directed by: 
Ian Sowers
Performance Dates: 
Thu, 10 Nov 2011, 19:30
Fri, 11 Nov 2011, 19:30
Wed, 16 Nov 2011, 19:30
Thu, 17 Nov 2011, 19:30
Fri, 18 Nov 2011, 19:30
Sat, 19 Nov 2011, 17:00

It is somewhere in the middle of England in 1950.

Britain is still in the grip of food, fuel and clothing rationing.

In the little village of Chipping Cleghorn, quite close to the town of Medenham Wells, an announcement appears in the local newspaper, at the foot of the personal columns:

A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at Little Paddocks - at six-thirty p.m. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.

The owner of Little Paddocks, Miss Blacklock, is set into quite a tizzy by this, but not quite as much as some other occupants of this house.


Cast in order of appearance:

Julia Simmons Alexandra de Peyer
Letitia Blacklock Mary Valach
Dora Bunner Anna Michelsen
Patrick Simmons Mark Stern
Mitzi Elisabeth Leitner
Miss Marple Sheila Berger
Phillipa Haymes Claudia Winfield
Mrs Swettenham Lynn Morgan
Edmund Swettenham Samuel Bewick
Ruedi Scherz Branko Lovakovic
Inspector Craddock Brian Morgan
Sergeant Mellors Philip Gooda

Production Manager - Phil Gooda
Stage Manager - Josephina Delahaye
Set Construction - Chris Mitton
Set Decoration - Suzanne Seiler
Lights/Sounds - Bruce Caldwell and Jimmy Mast
Artwork - Phil Gooda
Props - Suzanne Seiler, Robyne McKeown, Phil Gooda, Sheila Berger
Costumes - Robyne McKeown
Antique Furniture - Rösti, Gümligen
With sincere thanks to
- The Schweizerhof Hotel
- Restaurant zu Webern
- Thomas Schafroth, Breitenrain