A Murder is Announced in Ilfracombe this month.

Miss Marple is on the case for A Murder is Announced with Small Pond ProductionsMiss Marple is on the case for A Murder is Announced with Small Pond Productions

Small Pond Productions return to The Space on the seafront from Thursday, May 17 until the Saturday with a murder mystery from the pen of Agatha Christie.

A Murder is Announced is a classic tale of deception and mystery and features the spinster sleuth, Miss Marple.

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house.

The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor.

What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution.

Director, Lee Baxendale said: “Once again we have been lucky enough to find a really strong cast to bring this classic whodunnit to life.

“This is our first full length play at The Space and not since we produced Calendar Girls have we mounted a large cast straight piece of theatre, so it has been great fun.”

There are shows at 7.45pm each night plus 3pm on Saturday.

Tickets are available online at www.inthespace.org or at Ilfracombe TIC or call 01271 863001.