A new staging of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express showing at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 13th May to 4th June
Murder on the Orient Express play overview
The celebrated detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express, enjoying the prospect of a luxurious rail journey from Istanbul to Calais in the dead of winter.
The train is surprisingly packed for the time of year; only the intervention of the manager secures Poirot a first class berth, alongside an intriguing and glittering company of international travellers.
But just after midnight, the Orient Express screeches to a halt, marooned by a snowdrift. And by morning, one passenger is dead…
Nobody can leave. A guard appears to be missing. A killer is in their midst. And Poirot must deploy his ‘little grey cells’ on the most difficult case of his career: one that will force him to question his deepest beliefs.
Double Olivier Award-winner Henry Goodman plays Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. This spectacular new staging is directed by Jonathan Church.