Taree Arts Council's newest production to open at the MEC
Those of you who love a good who-dunnit will be excited to learn that Taree Arts Council is shining the spotlight on Agatha Christie's most beloved amateur sleuth, Miss Marple, in just over a week's time.
The four day run of "A Murder Is Announced" commences on Thursday October 17, and it's a cracking murder mystery that you won't want to miss.
In their customary style, Taree Arts Council members have been busy behind the scenes with months of rehearsing, set building and attending to the finer details to ensure that this production will not disappoint.
You may even spot one of Taree's pre-eminent media personalities treading the boards in this production, but don't tell her I told you!
"A Murder is Announced" was Agatha Christie's 50th book, and was very favourably received by critics and readers alike.
In fact, Julian MacLaren-Ross, critic for The Times Literary Supplement, had abstained from reviewing any of her novels for five years, but could hardly have been more enthusiastic in his praise of her latest, writing:
"A new novel by Mrs Agatha Christie always deserves to be placed at the head of any list of detective fiction and her fiftieth book, A Murder is Announced, establishes firmly her claim to the throne of detection.
"The plot is as ingenious as ever, the writing more careful, the dialogue both wise and witty; while suspense is engendered from the very start, and maintained skilfully until the final revelation: it will be a clever reader indeed who anticipates this, and though Miss Christie is as usual scrupulously fair in scattering her clues, close attention to the text is necessary if a correct solution of the mystery is to be arrived at before the astute Miss Marple unmasks the culprit."
But don't take his word for it - see for yourself how cleverly the plot is teased out when the marvellous Taree Arts Council crew bring this thrilling tale to life.
You'll see some veteran favourites on stage as well as some sparkling new talent, and you can even go into the running for a free double pass if you visit our facebook page and like and share the competition post.
The limited season runs from Thursday to Sunday, October 17 to 20, and you should book now to avoid disappointment.
Bookings can be made at theMEC.com.au, phone 6592 5466 and at the Information Desk at Stockland Forster (seven days).
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