Hollywood star Marina Gregg leaves Los Angeles for the picturesque countryside of St Mary Mead. Having taken up residence at Gossington Hall with her dashing young English husband, film director Jason Rudd, his secretary, Ella Blunt and Marina’s exclusive personal assistant, Hailey Preston, it’s not long before she becomes lady of the manor. When the glamorous couple decide to throw a benefit for the St John Ambulance, the grounds are abuzz with curious locals including previous owner of Gossington Hall, Dolly Bantry. But when a local fan, Heather Badcock consumes a poisoned daiquiri, Marina finds herself starring in a real-life mystery – supported by Miss Marple and Inspector Hewitt, who suspect that the lethal cocktail was intended for someone else. But who? If it was meant for Marina, then why?
This is a truly fantastic production. What seems to please most is how faithful it is to the text, just as they did with A pocketful of Rye.
The cast are simply glorious, very varied, all well known, all deliver. Jennifer Lumley reprises her role as Dolly Bantry, talk about perfect casting, so energetic and outlandish, lots of fun.
The show stealer is Lindsay Duncan, I never thought anyone would come even close to Clare Bloom, Duncan does, fabulous, glamorous, perfect casting. She delivers the main scene superbly well, The Doom has come upon me…..
Superb production values and costumes, it looks lavish, Hannah Waddingham looks amazing in that red dress.
I am pleased they stayed faithful to the text, it’s a great story, a great mystery, very well paced it doesn’t lull. This is a wonderful version. 10/10