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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie Australian Tour 2013

September 27, 2013toJanuary 19, 2014




A Murder is Announced was the fourth of twelve novels to feature the character, Miss Marple, and the first of Agatha Christie’s works featuring the “sensibly heeled” sleuth.  Starring the indomitable Judi Farr.  How good a sleuth are you?  Can you guess ‘whodunit’?

  • SYDNEY 27 September –  27  October 2013
  • MELBOURNE  30 October – 4 December 2013
  • BRISBANE  27 December 2013 – 19  January 2014

A Murder is Announced follows the huge succes of the 60th anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’. 

A Murder is Announced is set in an English village, Chipping Cleghorn, where the villagers , including Miss (Jane) Marple of course, 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 6.30p.m.’

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie A Murder is Announced stars Judi Farr (A Place To Call Home, Kingswood Country, The Year My Voice Broke) as Miss Marple, the legendary sleuth. 

Joining Judi Farr will be (in alphabetical order) James Beck (City Homicide, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Neighbours) as Edmund Swettenham, as Mrs Swettenham, Carmen Duncan (After The Fall, Another World, Winners and Losers), Robert Grubb (Yes, Prime Minister, MAMMA MIA!, We Will Rock You, The Flying Doctors) as Inspector Craddock, Victoria Haralabidou (Stuff Happens, Thirst, Brides) as Mitzi and Jamie Kristian (Underbelly: Razor, The Bill, The Crucible) as Sergeant Mellors/Rudi Scherz. The lady of Little Paddocks, matriarch, Letitia Blacklock will be played by Debra Lawrance (Home and Away, Evil Angels, The Memory of Water) with Nathaniel Middleton (Bell Shakespeare) as Patrick Simmons, Libby Munro (Venus in Fur, The Bind, All Saints) as Phillipa Haymes, Elizabeth Nabben (Winners and Losers) as Julia Simmons. Capping off a stellar cast will be Deidre Rubenstein (Palace of Dreams, Night Letters, Josh Jarman, Siam Sunset) as Letita’s old friend Dora “Bunny” Bunner.  How good a sleuth are you?  Can you guess ‘whodunit’?

Link to the cast bio/pics: http://www.amurderisannounced.com.au/cast.html

Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced Dates and Venues 
The Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay
September 27 – October 27
Tickets on sale now
$75 – $120
Tel: 02 9250 1999 or 1300 723 038
W: sydneytheatre.org.au or ticketmaster.com.au

The Comedy Theatre
October 30 – December 4
Tickets on sale now
$75 – $120
Tel: 1300 111 011
W: ticketmaster.com.au

The Playhouse Theatre, QPAC
December 27 – January 19
Tickets on sale in August