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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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Black Coffee – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Paul Downham   Now in ninthyear, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company are touring the UK with Black Coffee, Christie’s first stage play, and the only one to feature the revered detective Hercule Poirot. Written in 1929 the plot is possibly more relevant today than it was when first written and subsequently performed in ...

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Go Back for Murder – Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Sue Dixon [rating:3.5] A talented cast has been brought together for this UK tour of Go Back for Murder, Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. Bill Kenwright’s ‘Official Agatha Christie Theatre Company’, under the direction of Joe Harmston, does inject some fresh life into Christie’s inescapably formulaic writing, managing to make it an entertaining ...

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Go Back for Murder – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Chris Williams [Rating:3.5] After something of a special year for the Agatha Christie Theatre Company – being asked to create two unique theatre events, including a rare performance of Black Coffee starring David Suchet – they’re back in their eighth year and with their eighth production. Agatha Christie adapted Go Back for Murder, ...

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Go Back for Murder – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Naomi Stevens [Rating:3] It is clear to see why Agatha Christie is still hugely popular. Notorious for her many murder mystery novels, this tale of suspense, jealousy and envy is no exception. Go Back for Murder, the newest production by the Official Agatha Christie Theatre Company and one of Christie’s last plays, is ...

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Go Back for Murder – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Author: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:3.5]   If you asked most people to describe an Agatha Christie plot they would rehearse this one in which a murder is committed, the suspects are introduced with their motives explained, and all are united in a country house where the detective discovers the truth culminating in a dramatic confession. ...

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Go Back For Murder – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Henderson Reviewer: Anna Ambelez [rating:4] Agatha Christie, the queen of ‘who dun nit’, does it again; a murder, six people all with motives, but was the innocent convicted, leaving five suspects? Carla Le Merchant (Sophie Ward) lives with the distressing family secret that her mother died in prison, while serving life for killing her father, ...

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Murder on the Nile – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:3.5] Presented by the official Agatha Christie theatre company, Milton Keynes Theatre brought us this evening the scorching Egyptian sun (we wish) and some classic intrigue in the crime queen’s Murder on the Nile. It is the 1930s and cruising on a steam ship along the Nile are the two newly ...

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