News: Murder On The Orient Express To Embark On A UK & Ireland Tour

February 20, 2024
News: Murder On The Orient Express To Embark On A UK & Ireland Tour

Following a sell-out tour of the best-selling crime novel of all time, And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie Ltd, Fiery Angel and Lucy Bailey (director of the West End hit Witness for the Prosecution) will bring Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of another Agatha Christie classic to the stage in 2024: Murder on the Orient Express.

The UK and Ireland tour will open on the 6th September at the Lowry in Salford and will continue through to 2025 finishing on the 26th April at Brighton Theatre Royal.

Winter 1934 and an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks.  An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Trapped in the snow with a killer still on board, can the world’s most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, crack the case before the train reaches its final destination?

James Prichard of Agatha Christie Limited said, “We’re thrilled to once again be working with Lucy Bailey and the team at Fiery Angel and excited to bring Ken Ludwig’s magnificent adaptation of one of my great grandmother’s most atmospheric and ingenious stories back to UK audiences.”

Having recently directed three of Christie’s classic thrillers for the stage, this will be Lucy Bailey’s fourth.  She said, “Murder on the Orient Express, fast, funny almost farcical at times but with a dark undercurrent of loss and revenge…   A train stuck in a snow drift.  The holed up passengers all suspected of murder – what fun to be had!

Casting is to be announced.

Murder on the Orient Express will be directed by Lucy Bailey and designed by Mike Britton, with lighting design by Oliver Fenwick.

Tour Schedule


6-14 September: The Lowry, Salford (on sale 21 February)

17-21 September: Norwich Theatre Royal (on sale 23 February)

24-28 September: Theatre Royal Plymouth (on sale 1 March)

1-5 October: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (on sale 25 March)

8-12 October: Glasgow King’s Theatre (on sale 23 February)

15-19 October: Curve, Leicester (on sale 7 March)

22-26 October: Edinburgh Festival Theatre (on sale 28 February)

29 October – 2 November: Cambridge Arts Theatre

5-9 November: Richmond Theatre, London (on sale 23 February)

12-16 November: Malvern Festival Theatre (on sale 20 February)

19-23 November: Truro Hall for Cornwall (on sale 1 April)


14-18 January: Newcastle Theatre Royal (on sale 25 April)

21-25 January: The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (on sale 4 March)

28 January – 1 February: Birmingham The Alexandra (on sale 23 February)

4-8 February: Sheffield Lyceum (on sale 23 March)

11-15 February: Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

18-22 February: Southampton Mayflower Theatre (on sale 10 April)

25 February – 1 March:Milton Keynes Theatre (on sale 23 February)

4-8 March: New Theatre, Cardiff

25-29 March: York Grand Opera House (on sale 23 February)

1- 5 April: Nottingham Theatre Royal (on sale 26 February)

8-12 April: Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

22-26 April: Theatre Royal Brighton

Further dates to be added.