2023 Season:

A Murder Is Announced

A murder mystery by Leslie Darbon, adapted from a story by Agatha Christie
Directed by Matthew Cousins

Season: July 8 to 29, 8pm
Matinees: July 9 & 16, 2pm

Miss Marple, are you there?

In Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mystery, the villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Jane Marple, are perplexed by an advertisement in the local gazette that reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 13th, at Little Paddocks at 6pm. A crowd begins to gather at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

Download a copy of the programme.

A community theatre production of A Murder Is Announced by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd. 

Note: Contains a short burst of flashing lights. 

Sorry, this play is now completely sold out.


A CAST IS ANNOUNCED: Carleena Walsh (Letitia Blacklock), Jo Crichton (Dora "Bunny" Bunner), Emily Briggs (Julia Simmons), James Calverley (Patrick Simmons), Lisa Inman (Mitzi), Stephanie Liebert (Miss Marple), Shelby Sparks (Phillipa Haymes), Viktoria Jowers-Wilding (Mrs Swettenham), John Edwards (Edmund Swettenham), Barrie Graham (Inspector Craddock), and Stephen Moratti (Sergeant Mellors/Rudi Scherz).

Single Ticket Prices

Adult: $32
Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession)
Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID)
Groups of 10+: $28
Members: $28
Students (with ID): $18
Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the performance (with membership card and photo ID) 




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Director: Matthew Cousins
Production Co-ordinator Ellie Barrow
Trainee Production Co-ordinator Lyneil Gray
Stage Manager: Trevor Hynes
Assistant Stage Managers: Rosie Elder, Sho Okumoto
Set Designer: David Gifford
Lighting Designer: Nigel Windsor
Assistant Lighting Designer: Parag Londhe
Technical Assistant: Dylan Day
Lighting Rigging: Nigel Windsor, Parag Londhe, Dan Lockett, Dylan Day
Sound Designer: Nicole Ashley
Prompt: Laurie Mills
Wardrobe: Jenny Connors, Amandeep Nanua, Ginny Jones
Props: Margaret Nash, Laurie Mills
Decor: Linda Le Verne, Nicole Harvey
Intimacy Adviser: AJ Johnson
Sound/lighting operators: Blake Ingram, Parag Londhe, Blake Elliott
Set Builders/Painters: David Gifford (foreman), Pat Hudson, David Guthrie, Doug Johnston, Dan Lockett, Dan Vlad, Laurie Mills, Roger Grice
Graphic Design: Emma Love
Photography: AJ Johnson



Read the Times preview article.

Read the BroadwayWorld review.

Read Macleans College student Calvin Chong's review


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