Lowestoft murder mystery set to thrill Marina audiences

PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 June 2014

Louise Jameson is playing Miss Marple in the play A Murder is Announced at the Marina Theatre.

Louise Jameson is playing Miss Marple in the play A Murder is Announced at the Marina Theatre.


A former time traveller and soap star will be taking to the stage at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft tonight and tomorrow to play one of the world’s most famous fictional detectives.

Louise Jameson, who appeared in Eastenders, Bergerac and Doctor Who, is playing Miss Marple in the national tour of the Agatha Christie thriller, A Murder is Announced.

An announcement in a local paper stating the time and place of a murder leads to a puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities and a host of twists and turns.

The play is being performed at 7,30pm tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm with a matinee performance tomorrow at 2.30pm.

On Sunday, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band returns to the Marina for a performance at 3pm.

Its show will include tunes from the 1996 film Brassed Off, which was based on Grimethorpe’s struggle against pit closures and starred Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor.

The band had been due to perform at the Marina last year, but the concert had to be postponed as band members were trapped by heavy snow in Yorkshire. It has been so busy since then that it has taken more than a year to squeeze in a rescheduled visit to Lowestoft.

The Marina’s big screen will be showing the film Calvary, (15) starring Brendan Gleeson, on Monday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Tuesday at 2.30pm

The comedy movie The Love Punch (12A), starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan, will be screened on Tuesday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 2.30am and 7.30pm.

On Thursday, the band Talon returns to the Marina at 7.30pm as they celebrate the music of The Eagles.

■To book seats for any Marina concert, movie or show, ring the box office on 01502 533200 or visit

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