Murder, Margaret & Me is an Agatha Christie tale with a difference: this one is true. The stage show is based on the real-life story behind the making of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple films in the 1960s. This is a comedy-triller that draws on Agatha Christie's style with real-life inspiration. Murder Margaret & Me will be playing at the Salisbury Playhouse from Thursday 1st of February until Saturday 24th of February.
As the Mrs Marple films were entering production there was some conflict between two of Britain's favourite ladies: Agatha Christie who wrote the books and Margaret Rutherford who was set to play the famous detective. Christie was unhappy with the way Rutherford was set to play her darling spinster, and Rutherford was aghast at being part of a work that dealt with the grisly subject of murder. As it turns out, there was a mystery afoot, and the subject of Agatha Christie's thrilling tales would turn out to be not too dissimilar to Margaret Rutherford's past.
The play is written by Phillip Meeks and stars Kate Brown, Tina Gray and Sarah Parks.
Tickets are currently on sale from the Salisbury Playhouse website or by calling the box office on 01722 320 333. The show is recommended for audience members 12 years and over. Evening performances are at 7:30pm, and matinees at 2:15pm on Thursdays and Saturdays excluding Thursday February 1st.
The performance on Wednesday 14th February will also include a post show talk with the show's cast and creatives.
Centre: £19.50 Rear Stalls and Side Aisles: £17 Sides: £15.50 Rear: £13.00 Sides (Outer): £11.50 Members can book centre tickets for £9.75
Access Performances Tuesday 20 February at 7.30pm - BSL Interpretted The performance will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter for audience members with hearing impairments.
Wednesday 21 February at 7.30pm - Captioned Performance The performance will have captioned dialogue for audience members with hearing impairments.
Thursday 22 February at 2.15pm & 7.30pm - Audio Description and Tour Tour There will be a tour tour conducted 90 minutes before each show that allows audience members a chance to experience the set and stage through touch. This is then followed the performances, which will be described by a narrator through headphones.