Suspenseful? Yes. 

Dramatic? Of course. 

An unforgettable performance? You bet!

Before the curtains peeled away to reveal narrator and main character—detective Hercule Poirot—Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” had us on the edge of our seats. 

As we sat silently waiting for the play to begn, we quickly learn there’s a murder on our hands…

Moments in, we hop aboard The Orient Express—a beautiful passenger train that once traveled across Europe. The story begins when the train’s journey is put on hold due to a snowstorm, and then…


Quirky characters and unique personalities enter center stage as a thoughtfully-mustached Belgian detective pursues a mission to find the murder culprit once and for all. With a train full of suspects, each one with an alibi, there are unexpected twists and turns at every corner. Suspense constantly fills the air, but welcome nods of humor often add comedic relief throughout.

So, did Poirot pin down the culprit?? 

We won’t reveal the secret here, but we can confirm that you won’t leave feeling disappointed! 

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” is an extra special opportunity as it is the first play (not a musical) at the Ogunquit Playhouse in 12 years! 

Book your tickets here for a matinee or evening performance through August 31!