A PLAY based on a best-selling author’s novel promises intrigue and murder as a cruise ship becomes a crime scene.

Stevenage Lytton Players present Murder on the Nile, one of Dame Agatha Christie’s most popular plays based on her novel Death On The Nile.

The plot sees two honeymooners paired with some familiar faces when they climb aboard for a romantic cruise - not least the ex-girlfriend of the groom.

The tranquility of the guests is shattered when one of them is discovered in their cabin, shot through the head. But who did it and what was the motive?

“This is one of Christie’s best known pieces and I was delighted to be asked to direct it,” said director Mary Hearmon. “I’ve directed for Lytton Players before but life twists and turns and my last time was in 1984 so I am delighted to be invited to return.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the actors develop over the course of rehearsals and am excited that I have a real-life couple playing two of the characters. Did either of them ‘do it’? You’ll have to come and see!”

Murder On The Nile is on at the theatre in Vardon Road, Stevenage, from Wednesday until Saturday, November 26 at 7.45pm. Tickets are �8.50 with �6 concessions available for the Wednesday and Thursday performances.

Call 01438 357407 or visit www.lyttonplayers.co.uk to book.