By Agatha Christie. Directed by Rene Hughes.
The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place the following Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.
All the residents of the town expect that it is a murder mystery party. Little do they know that they’ll all show up for it, one by one, only to have the power go out and have shots fired – and a man is found dead.
The police assume he had placed the ad and planned it as a robbery, but for Miss Marple it’s not that obvious. She believes that the killer is one of the people in the room. When two of those present the evening of the murder are subsequently killed, it is left to Miss Marple to unravel a complex series of relationships and false identities.
Julia Simmons Sian Roberts
Letita Blacklock Carolyn Taylor
Dora Bunner Penny Vetterlein
Patrick Simmons Ian-Paul Munday
Mitzi Jenny Jones
Miss Marple Brenda Noble
Phillipa Haymes Ruth Clarke
Mrs Sweetenham Valerie Simpson
Edmund Sweetenham James Marchant
Rudi Scherz James Molkenthin
Inspector Craddock Bernard Harriss
Sergeant Mellors Tony Burd
Set design/decor David Moon
Lighting Design Andrew Herbert
Sound Design Daniel Whymark
Stage Manager Liane Marchant
Asst Stage Managers Sally Guttridge, James Molkenthin
Set construction Bernard Hemsley, David Moon, T62 members
Props Sally Guttridge assisted by Rosemary Harris
Wardrobe Margaret Uzzell
Hair Jean Golder
Prompt Nina James
House Manager Maurice Uzzell
Refreshments Ann Herbert
Raffle Eve Stone
Box Office Margaret Uzzell
Poster/programme design Graham Copeland
Programme editor Maurice Uzzell