Murder On The Orient Express, Chichester

Murder On The Orient Express photos – Chichester Festival Theatre

Production images have been released for Murder On The Orient Express, which has just opened to glowing reviews at Chichester Festival Theatre

Adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a TenorCrazy for You), this spectacular and sumptuous new staging is directed by former CFT Artistic Director Jonathan Church (Amadeus, Singin’ in the Rain) with design by Robert Jones (Oklahoma!, Mack & Mabel).

Henry Goodman stars as the iconic Belgium detective Hercule Poirot, returning to Chichester following his appearances in Yes, Prime Minister (2010) and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2012/13). Goodman is a double Olivier Award holder, winning Best Actor in a Musical for Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Sam Mendes and Best Actor in a Play for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn.

The cat also feature Marc Antolin (Michel the Conductor), Joanna McCallum (Princess Dragomiroff), Philip Cairns (Colonel Arbuthnot), Samuel Collings (Hector MacQueen), Taz Munyaneza (Mary Debenham), Patrick Robinson (Monsieur Bouc), Laura Rogers (Countess Andrenyi), Sara Stewart (Helen Hubbard), Joanna Van Kampen (Greta Ohlsson) and Timothy Watson (Samuel Ratchett). Eleanor Sebastian and Sophie Bye star the role of Little Girl.

Completing the cast in the ensemble are: Kelvin Ade, Joelle Dyson and Jacqueline Tate.

Directed by Jonathan Church with design by Robert Jones, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Christopher Shutt, music by Adrian Sutton, movement direction by Lucy Hind, casting by Gabrielle Dawes CDG and Voice & Dialect Coach Penny Dunn.

Murder On The Orient Express runs until 4 June 2022 at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Photos by Johan Persson.

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📷 Main photo: Murder On The Orient Express, Chichester. Photo: Johane Persson

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