Book Fairies celebrate Murder on the Orient Express at Chichester Festival Theatre - curtain call

Murder on the Orient Express begins at the Chichester Festival Theatre…

… and The Book Fairies have been busy sharing copies!

“All these here are linked together – by death.”

– Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express

The Book Fairies have again teamed up with Chichester Festival Theatre to celebrate their new show! They are staging a classic – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig. Book fairies are hiding secondhand copies of Christie’s novel in and around Sussex, including as far as London – anywhere with easy access by rail or otherwise! Though you may not fancy getting the train back afterwards…

• Playing until 4th June • Tickets from The Chichester Festival Theatre Website

About the show:

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.

A massive thank you to our friends at Wob (formerly World of Books) for these wonderful secondhand editions!

“If you will forgive me for being personal-I do not like your face, M. Ratchett.”

– Hercule Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express

Lucky finders!

We love hearing from people who find the books we leave behind – and on this occasion hope that it leads them to buy a ticket to this show! Here are a couple of our favourites from today.

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in the fun! Just grab your official book fairy stickers here and start hiding your own!

Book Fairies celebrate Murder on the Orient Express at Chichester Festival Theatre - outside the theatre

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