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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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Twelve Angry Men – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Reginald Rose Director: Christopher Haydon Designer: Michael Pavelka Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Reginald Rose's enduring 1950s classic Twelve Angry Men still has the power to enthrall 70 years on. Now touring the UK, fresh on the heels of an extended run in the West End. The play follows the deliberations of an all-male, all-white jury in the (at first glance) ...

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Go Back for Murder – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] The Official Agatha Christie Theatre Company is working its way through the great dame of crime’s canon of plays. This year’s offering is based on Christie’s 1942 novel, Five Little Pigs. In the novel, it is the great Poirot who takes the varying testimonies to find his way to the ...

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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 – Curve, Leicester

Director: Joe Harmston Writer: Agatha Christie Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating: 3.5] The Queen of Crime is back. In its eighth year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a new production of Go Back for Murder at Curve, Leicester. The murder mystery play follows Carla Le Marchant as she tries to uncover what really happened on the day her mother was ...

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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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