Murder, Margaret and Me

by Philip Meeks

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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


Agatha Christie…Gill Barham

Margaret Rutherford… Lynda Hoyle

Spinster… Mel Buchanan


Director…. Sue Borg

PA … Alayne Whitworth

Stage Manager… Siobhan Ebden

Lighting… Bob Critchley

Sound… Mark Acton

Prompt… June Holmes

Props… Ian Crickett, Liz O’Driscoll, Karen Welton, David Ebden

Costumes… Verity Mann, Sue Lund, Karen Welton, and the costume team

Set….  Chris Bannatyne, John Lees  , Frank Brown 

Publicity… David Ebden, Sam Al-Hamdani, Val & Martin Kavanagh, Richard Wallis, Alan Gorst


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Dress Rehearsal
The set close up

Director Sue Borg at clear up with Crew: L–> R

Liz O’Driscoll, Karen Welton, Andrew Mann, David Plowright, Siobhan Ebden, David Ebden, Sue Borg, Verity Mann, Alayne Whitworth , Carol Davies…

with Sue Lund taking the photo.


Sat 20th April 2024


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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