A GRIPPING murder mystery is being staged in Wilmslow.

‘Murder in the Studio’ by Agatha Christie runs at The Green Room Theatre from Monday, January 22 to Saturday, January 27.

The drama is set in a 1950s radio studio where the audience are invited to watch the live recordings of three Agatha Christie radio plays.

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‘Butter in a Lordly Dish’ features barrister Sir Luke Enderby taking a trip to the country.

‘Yellow Iris’ sees Hercule Poirot revisit a cold-blooded killer, who escaped justice.

‘Personal Call’ involves a mysterious phone call, seemingly from beyond the grave.

Director John Chidgey said:”The setting of a radio studio complete with the live production of sound effects is another unique experience for our audience to enjoy this season following on from our first ever musical ‘Ordinary Days’ in December.

“Two teams of actors, 33 performers in total, will take to the airways.”

Team Agatha will perform on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Team Christie will be on stage on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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The play takes the audience back in time to the golden age of radio.

In true BBC style, the cast, under the watchful eye of the studio anager, will be elegantly attired in evening dress.

Actors will not only play a multitude of characters, but also do most of the sound effects, from a country railway station to a cabaret in the Jardin des Cygnes restaurant.

Evening performances start at 7.45pm and there's a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday, January 27.