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 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

And so it begins… It is clear that someone on this train committed this murder, and I will find out who it is, I promise you.”

 

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full, but by morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon has been stabbed in his compartment, with the door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. Wax your mustache and get out your notebook as we go off the rails with Ken Ludwig’s spectacular adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous mystery. It will slay you.

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