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A Murder is Announced - Directed by Matthew Cousins
Miss Marple, are you there?

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


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 6.30pm. A crowd begins to gather at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

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.


Starring: 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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Set Design: David Gifford and Matthew Cousins 
Sound Design: Nicole Ashley 
Lighting Designer: Nigel Windsor
Assistant Lighting Designer: Parag Londhe

Production Co-ordinator: Ellie Barrow 
Prompt: Laurie Mills 
Stage Manager: Trevor Hynes  
Asst Stage Manager: Rosie Elder
Wardrobe: Jenny Connors, Senica Calder and Amandeep Nanua
Decor: Linda Le Verne 
Props: Margaret Nash 
Set Foreman: David Gifford
Tech Operators: Blake Ingram and Orlando Meadows-Allan