A Murder is Announced for The Courtyard in Hereford, for a run from February 3 to February 8.

Middle Ground Theatre Company return to The Courtyard after an acclaimed run of The Verdict with their latest Miss Marple mystery, A Murder Is Announced.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn are astonished to read an advert in the local newspaper that a murder will take place this coming Friday at Little Paddocks, the home of Letitia Blacklock.

It certainly makes a change from the village fete.

A spokesman said: "Unable to resist, the group gather at the house at the appointed time, when the lights go out and a gun is fired. Enter Miss Marple, who must unravel a complex series of relationships and events to solve the mystery of the killer.

"The play boasts a star-studded cast including Sarah Thomas (Last of the Summer Wine), Tom Butcher (Doctors), Lucy Evans (Coronation Street) and Tom Gibbons (The Archers)."

To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit courtyard.org.uk