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A Murder is Announced – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: Agatha Christieadapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Sue Collier Agatha Christie wrote more than seventy detective novels about the now famous detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. In December 1926, aged 36, she became rather like one of the characters involved in the plots within her own books, when she mysteriously disappeared from her ...

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A Murder is Announced – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Agatha Christie adapted for stage by Leslie Darbon Director/Designer: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Bill Avenell It must be a difficult job turning an Agatha Christie book into a good stage play. The improbable characters, the convoluted plot, the lack of meaningful dialogue, the multitude of red herrings to set us amateur sleuths on the wrong track, all this must make ...

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A Murder Is Announced – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Leslie Darbon after the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Michael Gray A typically solid touring production from Middle Ground, Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, was first adapted for the West End back in the 70s by Leslie Darbon. It boasts a splendid set, designed by the show's director Michael Lunney – the 1950s powerfully evoked ...

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A Murder is Announced – Floral Pavilion – New Brighton

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Leslie Darbon Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, my only intimation.” Not exactly words that one would want to read in a local newspaper. That is unless you happen to be Miss Marple, an amateur ...

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The Mousetrap – The Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty   In it’s 63rd year and the longest running play in history, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a sort of British tradition. When a group of strangers meet for the first time on the opening night at Monkswell Manor, a new hotel run by Molly and Giles Ralston, none of whom ...

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The Mousetrap – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

  Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Dan English   It's classic murder mystery as Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap reaches Canterbury's Marlowe Theatre as part of its UK tour. There's plenty of twists and turns in this long-running play, which is both touring and based permanently in London's West End, as a newly opened guest house plays host to ...

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The Mousetrap – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Jess Rowe There is no doubt why this timeless classic is known as London’s longest running production, after 63 years not only astounding avid West End theatregoersbut now greeting regional audiences as well. Set in Monkswell Manor, the country house owners and their guests gather, only to be cut off from the rest ...

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The Mousetrap – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Ian Watt-Smith Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall Arguably theatre’s most popular and recognised Whodunnit has arrived in Wolverhampton, leaving locals guessing and placing their bets as to who is the mystery killer! Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is currently on a UK National Tour after celebrating sixty years as the longest running play in the West End. Set in ...

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