MISS Marple is back on the case ... in the Middle Ground Theatre Company production of the classic Agatha Christie mystery A Murder Is Announced, at York Theatre Royal from 17-21 October.

The production stars Louise Jameson (EastEnders, Bergerac, Doctor Who) as spinster sleuth Miss Marple and Janet Dibley (The Two Of Us, Doctors) as Letitia Blacklock, with Tom Butcher (Doctors/The Bill), Sarah Thomas (Last Of The Summer Wine), Gemma Oaten (Emmerdale) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road/Last Tango In Halifax) in a full cast of twelve.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock. The item reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at little Paddocks – at 6.30pm.”

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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.

Now in its third year of touring, this lavish production has delighted audiences in theatres across the UK.

  • Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced, York Theatre Royal, 17-21 October. Evenings 7.30pm. Matinee Thu 2pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £30 from the box office 01904 623568 or http://yorktheatreroyal.co.uk