A perhaps guilty pleasure of mine is the Agatha Christie Theatre Company and their annual tour. Last year's production, Murder On The Nile, arrived in Eastbourne in March. It had a great set, Christie's trademark twisting plot, much politically incorrect dialogue(!) and was well-acted throughout. This was my third of these plays and the Company is now in its eighth year.
The 2013 production is Go Back For Murder, a thrilling tale of a daughter trying to clear her mother's name. It has been directed by Joe Harmston and designed by Simon Scullion and boasts a well-known cast including Robert Duncan, a stalwart of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. Other 'names' are Liza Goddard, Sophie Ward, Lysette Anthony, Gary Mavers and Ben Nealon.
Carla Le Marchant learns a disturbing family secret, that her mother, Caroline Crale, died in prison after being convicted for poisoning her father. Caroline leaves an intriguing legacy in the form of a letter professing her innocence and, believing this to be true, Carla is determined to clear her mother’s name. Enlisting the help of Justin Fogg, the son of her mother’s defence lawyer, Carla searches out all the players from her tragic history and brings them back to the scene of the crime to uncover the truth
Devonshire Park Theatre, Mon 22 - Sat 27th Apr, 19.30.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14.30.