Lin Blakely Stars In Murder, Margaret & Me
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to welcome the ever-popular Tilted Wig Productions to the stage with their production of Philip Meeks’ critically acclaimed play Murder, Margaret and Me – the story of an unlikely friendship between famed actress Margaret Rutherford and world-renowned queen of crime Agatha Christie (Mon 11 – Wed 13 Nov).
In the early sixties, these 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… Both these much-loved icons were shrouded in mystery; Margaret held a dark family secret, and Agatha mysteriously went missing for ten days, which has continued to baffled conspiracy theorists. Through exploring their tumultuous relationship, the play seeks to pay homage to these two great women and their hidden histories. Murder, Margaret and Me is a story of the achievement of women in the long-lost world of the silver screen.
Lin Blakley (Eastenders, BBC) steps into the shoes of Agatha Christie and Sarah Parks (Coronation Street, ITV) plays Margaret Rutherford, Gilly Tompkins (Gangsta Granny, Garrick Theatre and national tour) completes the cast as the Spinster. Written by Philip Meeks (Edith in the Dark), directed by Damian Cruden and produced by Tilted Wig Productions in association with Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
Murder, Margaret and Me has four performances at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Mon 11 – Wed 13 Nov. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/murder-margaret-and-me or visit the theatre in person.