23 Feb 2024

Theatre releases dates for Murder on the Orient Express

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Following a sell-out tour of the best-selling crime novel of all time, And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie Ltd, Fiery Angel and Lucy Bailey (director of the West End hit Witness for the Prosecution) will bring Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of another Agatha Christie classic to the stage in 2024. 

The UK & Ireland Tour of Murder On the Orient Express will arrive at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 January to 1 February 2025.

Murder on The Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary achievements, with a final twist that is amongst her very best. 

Gripping, tense and masterfully cryptic, this brand-new production is a deliciously thrilling ride and an ingenious murder mystery, guaranteed to keep you guessing until the end of the line.

James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited said: “We're thrilled to once again be working with Lucy Bailey and the team at Fiery Angel and excited to bring Ken Ludwig's magnificent adaptation of one of my great grandmother's most atmospheric and ingenious stories back to UK audiences.”

Having recently directed three of Christie's classic thrillers for the stage, this will be Lucy Bailey's fourth. 

She said: “Murder on the Orient Express, fast, funny almost farcical at times but with a dark undercurrent of loss and revenge…   A train stuck in a snow drift.  The holed up passengers all suspected of murder - what fun to be had!”

Casting is to be announced.

Murder On the Orient Express will be directed by Lucy Bailey and designed by Mike Britton, with lighting design by Oliver Fenwick.

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