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Preview: A Murder Is Announced at Darlington Civic Theatre

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A Murder Is Announced

Darlington Civic Theatre

Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 July

 The Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, brings super-sleuthing Miss Marple to the Civic  Theatre to solve the unusual mystery of a predicted death.

The ‘announcement’ is in the local paper, stating time and place of a murder in Miss Blacklock’s house. However the victim is not one of the several occupants, temporary and permanent, but an unexpected and unknown visitor.

What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, with Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution - at some risk to herself - in a dramatic confrontation scene just before the final curtain.

Starring Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Dr Who, Tenko) as Miss Marple, and joined by Sophie Powles (Emmerdale) as Phillipa Haymes.

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm
Tickets*: Opening Night and Sat 2.30pm £13.20, £14, £15.20, £16.80
Wed – Sat Evenings £16.50, £17.50, £19, £21
Thu 2pm all seats £13
Free post show talk Wednesday

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit

*plus £1 per ticket restoration levy

Tour details:

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne - 17th -21st June
Capitol Theatre, Horsham - 30th June - 2nd July
Pavilion Theatre, Westcliff - 7th - 9th July
Civic Theatre, Darlington - 15th - 19th July
Grand Theatre, Swansea - 5th - 9th August
Cast includes Louise Jameson as Miss Marple, Ben Roddy, Jo Castleton, John Hester, Lara Lemon, Sophie Powles, Jane Shakespeare, Philip Stewart, Susan Thorpe, Claire Vousden, Dominic Vulliamy, Jolyon Young.
Directed by Philip Stewart

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