A Murder Is Announced Press Acclaim

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 “A corker of an Agatha Christie from Middle Ground Theatre Company…Michael Lunney has another winner”
HALSTEAD GAZETTE

“Offers a blissful couple of hours of whodunit fun…a thoroughly mischievous Miss Marple delightfully played by Judy Cornwell”
JOYCE McMILLAN, THE SCOTSMAN

“ Everyone’s favourite amateur sleuth is back… it’s just as well Miss Marple (Judy Cornwell) is as sharp as one of her knitting needles…. in a tense ding dong of words with Diane Fletcher these two old-school actors deliver a lesson in drama that is a joy to watch, and arguably the highlight of the show” 4 STARS
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

“Michael Lunney’s very good production has all the correct ingredients with an excellent well experienced cast and a director who keeps the whole plot on track while still keeping the mystery to the end. Well worth braving the weather for”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“A cracking Agatha Christie interwoven with clues and red herrings… brought to life with gusto by the cast. Judy Cornwell captures Marple’s wit and keen eye with ease”
ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS

“A handsome set and a talented cast who clearly enjoy the antics… all give an enjoyable evening of typically English entertainment …lovely”
THE DAILY ECHO

“A splendid evening’s entertainment: a polished good-looking production of a complex mystery in the finest tradition of classic whodunnits…..you’ll be hooked from the start. 4 STARS” 
THE MERSEYSIDER MAGAZINE

“If you like a good Agatha….you’ll enjoy this entertaining production”
COTSWOLD LIFE

“This is a strong experienced cast, Diane Fletcher is a pleasure to watch… and as Miss Marple Judy Cornwell rises to the dramatic moment
EXETER EXPRESS AND ECHO

“Michael Lunney’s faultless touring production….the audience loved it….a magical mystery….it’s a real treat”
THE WIRRAL GLOBE

“Wonderful… I enjoyed this more than The Mousetrap. I was in shock when the final plot twist was unveiled”
DOMORE MAGAZINE

“A Christie classic for those who love to be kept guessing”
WOLVERHAMPTON EXPRESS & STAR

“There is an authenticity about this Middle Ground production which keeps the interest and tension from start to finish making it a treat for both Agatha Christie and murder mystery fans. 4 STARS” 
BEHIND THE ARRAS

“First rate…the cast respond well to Michael Lunney’s subtle direction and keen eye for period detail”
WORCESTER NEWS

“The entire cast bring a great deal of fun and entertainment to the production, and certainly deserved the applause they received throughout. Well worth the price of admission”
THE REVIEWS HUB

“Lunney skilfully directs the talented cast, avoiding overblown clichés and creating deep and multi-faceted characters. Outstanding performances from Diane Fletcher, Judy Cornwell, Sarah Thomas and Patrick Neyman. Jeremy Barnaby should be commended for the beautiful lighting…. a gripping drama, which is slick, pacey, subtle and highly entertaining”
EDINBURGH YOUNG PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE

“The joy of an Agatha Christie mystery is exactly that it remains a mystery – and the many plot twists provoked gasps from the audience, and eager whispers between curtain rises as everyone tried to guess the murderer. Diane Fletcher definitely stood out as the star of the production and Tom Butcher was the perfect stereotypical copper…..a highly enjoyable production which is well worth a watch”
THE DAILY RECORD

“Judy Cornwell takes on the much loved enigmatic role with gleeful, high spirited manner matched by a sharply perceptive intellect. In her over-sized tweed skirt and jacket, brogues and carpet bag, she combines the endearing charm of Joan Higson’s memorable portrayal in the BBC series, with a touch of Margaret Rutherford’s eccentrically batty bonhomie. Middle Ground’s entertaining revival of the play is performed with dramatic tension, delightful humour and gorgeous vintage style” 
EDINBURGH GUIDE.COM

“If you want to sit back and enjoy a good piece of murder mystery, I would urge you to go along”
GUILDFORD DRAGON