Murder, Margaret and me
by Philip Meeks
13th -20th April 2024 730pm
Knit one, bash two.
Genteel ladies involved with violent murder makes a fine theme for comedy drama
The only real truth in what you are about to see is that Miss Margaret Rutherford didn’t want anyone to know the truth.”
In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But the Miss Marple movies were almost never made….
Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her fabled spinster to life. And Margaret Rutherford was mortified at the prospects of sullying her reputation with something as sordid as murder…
This is the story of the real reason why the acting legend and “the funniest woman alive” didn’t want to take on the role that made her celebrated across the world. Margaret and Agatha form an unlikely friendship filled with high tea, brandy snaps and gossip. Meanwhile Agatha turns detective herself and she’s on a mission. She’s determined to unearth Rutherford’s tragic and shocking secret.
Directed by Sue Borg
Cast (Auditions on 6th September 2023)
Director…. Sue Borg
PA … Alayne Whitworth
Stage Manager… tbc
Lighting… Bob Critchley
Prompt… Frank Boocock
Costumes… The costume team
Set…. Verity, Chris, Lee, and the team