That ship has sailed!

Our lovely week on the Nile is all over – thankyou to everyone who supported us. Check our home page soon for details of our next show – Sweeney Todd – the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim.

Egypt 1935 – Beautiful heiress Kay Ridgeway embarks on a honeymoon cruise aboard the Lotus, a luxury Nile steamer, accompanied by her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn. Their fellow passengers have reason to hate her, among them Simon’s betrayed lover Jacqueline, who has stalked the newlyweds to confront them in their happiness.

When a shocking murder occurs, kindly clergyman Canon Pennefather must assume the role of detective to uncover an extraordinary conspiracy with evil at its heart. With a host of colourful characters, intrigue and plot twists, this is Agatha Christie’s own adaptation of her novel, Death on the Nile.

Crafted by queen of crime herself for the stage, the play is set in the golden age of mystery and suspense.

This amateur production of “Murder on the Nile” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Have a look at our Facebook page to see a wonderfully atmospheric video made by Marc Kerr, and photos from our rehearsals, taken by cast member Aaron Weight: Irving Stage Company | Bury St. Edmunds | Facebook

Thanks to Andy Abbott for the terrific photos from our dress rehearsal and photo shoot – see in the Gallery below. Thankyou to Aaron Weight for design and the rehearsal shots.

Please click this link to read a review on the Suffolk News website: Irving Stage Company take to the stage with Agatha Christie classic Murder on the Nile at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (


Beadseller Craig Fisher

Steward James Clark

Miss ffoliot-ffoulkes Alice Sheepshanks

Christina Grant Jess Hughes

Smith Aaron Weight

Louise Rachel Gee

Dr Bessner Ash Seaborne

Kay Mostyn Katie Woodhouse

Simon Mostyn Seb Ranson

Canon Pennefather Stuart Mclellan

Jacqueline de Severac Kat Willson

McNaught Craig Fisher


Director Christian Jenner

Deputy Stage Manager Darian Vomund

Prompt Julie Merrick

Backstage crew Craig Fisher

Backstage crew James Clark

Set and lighting design SETS and Marcus Eustace

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