Murder, Marple and Me

Philip Meeks

Gilded Balloon

Gilded Balloon Teviot

From 04 August 2012 to 26 August 2012

Rating: ***

Review by Robin Strapp

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple was a larger than life character that has seen many incarnations on film and television throughout the decades.

In this one woman show, Janet Prince reveals much about Margaret Rutherford, who reluctantly agreed to play the role because in reality she needed the money, and Agatha Christie herself.

She embraces both characters with superb use of voice, gesture, and movement and it’s a delight.

There are some lovely touches of humour such as the revelation that Rutherford used an egg cosy to keep the boiled eggs hot because, “if they were tepid they would disappoint the soldiers.”

Christie and Rutherford remarkably became friends and author Philip Meeks provides a rich, fascinating script that Prince relishes.

This is a gentle insight into their lives and is charming.