British stage and screen actor Allan Corduner will play Detective Hercule Poirot


Allan Corduner, Alexandra Silber, Max von Essen & More Board Stage Adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express

A host of theatre favorites will be seen in the McCarter Theatre Center's world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which will be presented March 14-April 2 at the Princeton, New Jersey, venue.

Emily Mann will direct the murder mystery.

The cast features British stage and screen actor Allan Corduner as Detective Hercule Poirot, Veanne Cox (An American in Paris) as Princess Dragomiroff, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Michel, Julie Halston (You Can’t Take it With You) as Mrs. Hubbard, Susannah Hoffman as Mary Debenham, Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) as Countess Andrenyi, Juha Sorola as MacQueen, Samantha Steinmetz (Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility) as Greta Ohlsson, Max von Essen (An American in Paris) as Ratchett/Col. Arburthnot, and Evan Zes (Incident at Vichy) as Bouc.

The creative team features a quartet of Tony Award-winning designers with sets by Beowulf Boritt (Act One, On the Town); costumes by William Ivey Long (15 Tony nominations; six wins); lighting by Ken Billington (Chicago); and sound by Darron L. West (Peter and the Starcatcher).

In a statement Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mathew Pritchard, said, “Hercule Poirot is 100 years old and has never been more full of life. My grandmother’s best known character continues to invite new interpretations and to inspire other great talents. The theatre is no exception and that is why I’m delighted that Ken Ludwig will be bringing his unique voice to what some would say is Poirot’s greatest story. No medium is more collaborative than the theatre and working with Ken for us is also about working with his great collaborators. We are delighted that Emily Mann will continue her collaboration with Ken and that McCarter is to be the scene of their crime. McCarter’s record as an American theatre able to take great works to their full potential is unrivalled and we couldn’t be in better hands.”

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