A Murder is Announced

Date 11th January 2024
Society Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS)
Venue Lopping Hall, Loughton, Essex
Type of Production Play
Director Christian Mortimer
Written By Agatha Christie


Author: Paul Daynes

The set for A Murder is Announced looked glorious as it oozed late 1940s Chipping Cleghorn and displayed the familiar LADS attention to detail. The fine drawing room looked rich and wealthy with a great collection of period props, furnishings and chattels. We were transported to the world of Agatha Christie with everyone appropriately well-spoken and a pointedness and exaggeration that was classy and recognisant of a Noel Coward production.

LADS gave an excellent performance of this delightful Miss Marple play with an excellent plot line and satisfying denouement. Sell out audiences demonstrated that Agatha is forever popular and pulls in the punters. When done as well as LADS delivered this production the play makes for a tremendous evening at the local theatre.