Story of friendship between queen of crime and actress comes to Theatre Royal

Two stars from two TV soap series are to take part in a play about the unlikely friendship between famed actress Margaret Rutherford and world-renowned queen of crime Agatha Christie at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, next week.

“Murder Margaret and Me” is running from Monday to Wednesday, November 11 to 13, and is produced by Tilted Wig Productions.

In the early 1960s 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 10 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) completes the cast as the spinster.

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