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) 

Agatha Cristie
Margaret Rutherford


Director…. Sue Borg

PA … Alayne Whitworth

Stage Manager… tbc

Lighting… Bob Critchley

Sound… tbc

Prompt… Frank Boocock

Props… tbc

Costumes… The costume team

Set…. Verity, Chris, Lee, and the team 


sponsored by Tanner Business Centre


Sat 13th April 2024


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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