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Murder at the Theatre Royale: The perfect murder mystery (A Christmas Mystery, 2)

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Agatha Christie’s world-famous novel has been adapted for the stage for the first time in Europe by multi award-winning Ken Ludwig, whose previous Tony Award-winning productions include Crazy For You and Lend Me A Tenor. The breath-taking set design featuring the famous Orient Express train has been created by Robert Jones. Written by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, All about Murder takes place in the writing studio at the Oxfordshire country home of Nigel Forbes, played by David Callister.

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A summer staple at the city centre venue since 1988, the season includes a comedy thriller, a classic Agatha Christie and a suspenseful murder mystery. The season has changed over the years. Now, in the capable hands of Tabs Productions, it has moved away slightly from the original format. The older characters, however, are more convincingly rendered, and Tom Chambers makes for a strong leading man. As the play becomes increasingly disturbing and surreal, he provides an emotional anchor for the audience and manages to capture Danny’s increasing sense of anguish and paranoia.

It's Christmas at London's Theatre Royale and journalist Daphne King is determined to solve an extraordinary mystery... Sensational new staging of Agatha Christie’s world-famous thriller MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS tours exclusively to Bath This cookie is used by Issuu analytic system to gather information regarding visitor activity on Issuu products. From October 19 to 23, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective story The Hound Of The Baskervilles will be given a humorous overhaul in a Lotte Wakeham production where farce collides with theatrical invention and comic performances. Daphne pleads with her editor to give her a meatier assignment than Dear Susan and it just so happens that the Chronicle's resident theatre critic has been taken ill. Even though it is December 22, the snow is falling and she is due to spend Christmas with her mother, Daphne jumps at the chance to do an in-depth piece on the new production at London's Theatre Royale.

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In some ways, All About Murder is similar to another of their works, Anybody for Murder , which Tabs and Rumpus Theatre Company produced in Chesterfield in 2019 as part of a seven-play rep season celebrating 70 years of the Pomegranate Theatre.The play is very cleverly and wittily performed by the experienced and talented cast members, also joined by Anna Mitcham who plays the playwrights’ glamorous secretary, Jill Prentice and Detective Inspector Berry, who is a huge thriller fan played by Jeremy Lloyd Thomas. Murder at the Theatre Royale has a small cast: there's Scrooge, played by the leading man; one actor playing all the ghosts; then Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, plus a couple of theatrical agents, a stage manager and his bohemian scriptwriter sister. They are all suspects. The case of James Hadfield put legislation on high treason and the custody of insane people into the spotlight. As a result, James Hadfield was a major catalyst in establishing the Criminal Lunatics Act 1800 and Treason Act 1800 which were reportedly proposed by the prosecution no more than four days after the trial. He also indirectly influenced the opening of Bedlam (later known as Bethlem) Hospital to detain lunatics. Laura White until recently played the regular role of Dr Princess Buchanan on BBC 1’s Doctors . Other TV credits include Aysha in Silent Witness . Film credits include Gladys in The Colour Room about the famous potter Clarice Cliff. Her theatre credits include Nats/Ms Almi in Home Girl (Derby Theatre), Sandra in The Play That Goes Wrong (UK Tour), Sarah in the immersive promenade show C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London) and The Play That Goes Wrong (West End). The language was overwrought and paragraphs unnecessarily wordy, and the characters' speech was stuffed with so much contemporary language - 'good eggs', 'shilly-shallying' that I felt the author was trying overly hard to cement the period setting in the reader's head. Both became very irritating as the book went on.

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