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A Murder is Announced

by Agatha Christie

Directed by Anthony Stirling-Edgar

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm.'

A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Leticia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning; the lights go out...

Making his debut as director at the Genesian Theatre is the experienced director Anthony Stirling-Edgar, who is assisted by Paula Bate (The Lion In Winter, Ideal Husband). The cast includes Shane Bates (Relative Values), Meg Mooney (The School For Scandal), Prudence Allan (Princess Rebecca Birnbaum), Paul Miskimmon (Verdict), and Nicole Brennan (The Forsyte Saga).

Newcomers to our theatre include Janet Boreham, Jordan Stone, Graham O'Shea, Tara Page, Clare McAuley, Pauline Gardner, and Peter Merkouris.

Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in 100 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.

Agatha Christie was made a Dame in 1971. She died in 1976.

Season dates from 2nd September to 22nd October 2005

Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm

Bookings through MCA Ticketing on 1300 306 776 or at www.mca-tix.com