Agatha Christie's Miss Marple will be appearing at the Beverley Memorial Hall as the town's theatre company presents 'A Murder is Announced’, an adaption of the Christie story by Leslie Durbon.
The family and friends of Mrs. Blacklock are all bemused when the weekly copy of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette arrives with a startling announcement in the personal column - that a murder is to take place at their home, that very day at 6.30pm. As more people, including a certain Miss Marple, pop in to check what is going on, the scene is set to see exactly what will happen when the clock reaches the appointed time.
When a death does occur, it is up to Inspector Craddock to solve the crime - but can he do it without the help of Miss Marple, and before anyone else dies……..?
'A Murder is Announced’ is directed by Cheryl Giles, who previously took control of BTC’s production of Alan Ayckbourn's 'RolePlay’.
This production sees the return of many familiar faces from BTC’s previous hugely successful staging of 'The Vicar of Dibley’, with Zoe Conley, Emma Drew, Denise Dyble, Tony Musgrave, Nev Slater, Colin Walls and Bill Watts being joined by BTC stalwarts Pat McKenzie and Angela Chapman, and debuts from Kate Lindsay, Sarah Burnell and Paul Thomas.
The play will be performed with kind permission from Samuel French Ltd, at 7.30pm, from Wednesday 18th April until Saturday 21st April at the Beverley Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, with a licensed bar (except Wednesday). Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for concessions and £19 for a family ticket. Tickets can be purchased:
● on the door on the night
● from the Tourist Information Centre at the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley
● from Haller’s Shoes, 2 North Bar Within, Beverley
● from EweMove, Beckside, Beverley
● Online at www.beverleytheatrecompany.com
Beverley Theatre Company is keen to keep amateur theatre alive in Beverley and would be delighted if you would like to tread the boards or help backstage. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Denise Dyble, Membership Secretary, on 07856 253311.