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Murder on the Orient Express

after Agatha Christie

Theatre
Marguerre-Saal
prepared for the stage by Ken Ludwig / translated from English by Michael Raab / in German without supertitles
[recommended for ages 14 and up]

An American businessman is murdered mysteriously and brutally during a journey on the Orient Express from Istanbul to Calais. The famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot happens to be one of the fellow travellers. He suspects that the author of the crime is still on board the train – and begins to investigate. While the luxury train is stuck in the snow, the plot thickens inside the carriages.

This is the first official stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous 1934 mystery. It is a stroke of luck that the American playwright Ken Ludwig (b. 1950, »Lend me a Tenor«) was commissioned for the adaptation: his characters and script cleverly condense the plot, while carefully underlining and updating the comic potential of the murder mystery.

This production is accompanied by a programme from the Arts & Education team.

Direction
Stage and Costumes
Dramaturgy
Hercule Poirot
Monsieur Bouc
Mary Debenham
Hector MacQueen
Schaffner/Oberkellner
Prinzessin Dragomiroff
Greta Ohlsson
Gräfin Andrenyi
Helen Hubbard
Oberst Arbuthnot
Samuel Ratchett
Assistant Director
Goldie Röll
Stage Manager
Joris Freisinger
Soufflage
Sara Eichhorn
Costume Assistant
N. N.
Stage Foreman
Andreas Murph Leirich
Lighting Master
N. N.