A renowned playwright's adaptation of an Agatha Christie classic is set to visit Malvern Theatres later this year.

The UK and Ireland Tour of 'Murder on the Orient Express', adapted by Ken Ludwig, will weave its thrilling tale for a four-night run on the Malvern stage from Tuesday 12 to Saturday, November 16.

Building on the excitement, Agatha Christie Ltd, Fiery Angel, and West End director Lucy Bailey have teamed up to deliver another captivating narrative to theatre audiences.


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The Christie tale begins its chilling journey in winter 1934, when an avalanche halts the Orient Express in its tracks.

An American tycoon is soon found dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times with his door locked from the inside.

With the killer still remaining on board, its down to the iconic Hercule Poirot, the world’s most famous detective, to crack the case before the train reaches its final destination.

As one of Christie’s best known works, the story's gripping and tense ambiance, as well as an acclaimed final twist, keeps the audience guessing until the very end.

The brand-new production is promised to be a thrilling ride and an ingenious murder mystery, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited voiced his excitement about the upcoming tour.

He 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."

Bailey, taking on the role of director of one of Christie's classic thrillers for the fourth time, 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”.

The cast are still to be announced.

Mike Britton will design the production, while Oliver Fenwick will be in control of lighting design.