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Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (inc. 20 minute interval)
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Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.
The star cast includes ANDREW LANCEL best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of villainous business man Frank Foster in Coronation Street and as DI Neil Manson in over 300 episodes of The Bill.
Andrew is joined by SOPHIE WARD who played the beautiful, ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Helen Trent in long-running ITV drama Heartbeat. She also starred in the acclaimed mini-series, A Dark Adapted Eye, alongside Helena Bonham Carter and as Isabella alongsideJuliette Binoche in the 1992 film version of Wuthering Heights.Pop-idol MARK WYNTER made his professional debut as a recording artist and went on to have nine Top 20 singles, including Venus in Blue Jeans and Go Away Little Girl. He has also enjoyed an acting career that has spanned nearly 50 years, appearing on radio, television, film and stage where he has featured in seven Agatha Christie Company productions. DEBORAH GRANT has starred in the BBC’s Not Going Out, Bergerac and Roger, Roger.
Movie icon SHIRLEY ANNE FIELD has had a long and successful career. Her breakthrough role came when she got the part of Tina the Beauty Queen opposite Sir Laurence Oliver in The Entertainer. Her role as Doreen in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning soon followed, with her next role as the female lead in the Hollywood title The War Lover opposite Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner.More recently Shirley Anne was in the award winning Beautiful Relics, a short film directed by Adrian Hedgecock, and the touring theatre productions The Cemetery Club and Five Blue-Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench.
ANTONY COSTA shot to fame in chart topping boy band Blue in early 2000 selling 15 million records worldwide to date, including 3.3 million albums and 1 million singles in the UK alone. On Stage Antony has starred in the lead role of Mickey Johnstone in the West End production of the long-running musical Blood Brothers, directed and produced by Bill Kenwright as well as starring in the 10th anniversary tour of Boogie Nights, the 40th anniversary of The Who’s iconic musicalTommy (Blackpool Opera House), Jack and the Beanstalk (Ipswich Regent Theatre), Popstar: The Musical (UK tour) and recently in TV’s Casualty.
Completing this star cast is Agatha Christie Company stalwart BEN NEALON. On television Ben is best known as Lt Forsythe in the popular ITV award winning drama series Soldier Soldier, he also featured in the Oscar-nominated Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India.
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY SIMON BRETT and ANTONY LAMPARD
DIRECTED BY ROY MARSDEN
DESIGNER JULIE GODFREY
LIGHTING DESIGNER MALCOLM RIPPETH SOUND DESIGNER DAN SAMSON
"One of our very best crime novelists" Sunday Express
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