Murder on the Orient Express

Double Olivier Award-winner Henry Goodman plays Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. This spectacular new staging is directed by Jonathan Church.

The celebrated detective Hercule Poirot boards the legendary Orient Express, enjoying the prospect of a luxurious rail journey from Istanbul to Calais in the dead of winter.

The train is surprisingly packed for the time of year; only the intervention of the manager secures Poirot a first class berth, alongside an intriguing and glittering company of international travellers.

But just after midnight, the Orient Express screeches to a halt, marooned by a snowdrift. And by morning, one passenger is dead…

Nobody can leave. A guard appears to be missing. A killer is in their midst. And Poirot must deploy his ‘little grey cells’ on the most difficult case of his career: one that will force him to question his deepest beliefs.


13 May 2022


Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Way, Chichester