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Star cast in Dartford for performance of Agatha Christie’s A Murder

PUBLISHED: 14:43 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:43 16 August 2017

Louise Jameson

Louise Jameson

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The actors are made up of famous faces from film and TV

A stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple - A Murder, is currently on stage at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer.

It was recently announced that a star-studded cast will be taking the role of villagers, including Louise Jameson (Eastenders/Bergerac/Doc Martin/Doctor Who/Tenko) as Miss Marple and Janet Dibley (The Two Of Us/Doctors/Eastenders) as Letitia Blacklock, with Tom Butcher (Doctors/The Bill), Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Last Tango In Halifax) and Lucy Evans (Coronation Street) in a full cast of twelve.

The Kentish Times spoke with Tom and Sarah about their roles.

Tom said: “This is definitely a good production, but I can’t really tell you much without giving it away.

“I play the part of inspector Craddock who is a highly intelligent and very handsome, middle aged policeman. I think the rest of the cast would agree too.

“I’m really excited to come back to Dartford, mainly because I saw a production of Classic Ghosts here, and I remember it as an impressive space. Also, living in London, I’ll easily be able to commute and sleep at home.”

Sarah added: “This is my first Agatha Christie play and I think, one of her best.

“I play Dora Bunner, an old school friend of Letita Blacklock of Little Paddocks. Bunny, as she is known has been on hard times and has been taken in by her friend. She gets a little muddles, can be irritating but is endearing, I hope.

“This really is a gripping thriller which makes a great night out.”

The show will be in Dartford until August 19.

To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the ticket office on 01322 220000.

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