Agatha Christie's

Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig Directed by Tracy Bersley

A murder mystery gone off the rails

A luxurious train ride comes to a halt when a passenger is found dead. With a murderer on the loose, the passengers of the Orient Express must band together before the body count goes up. All aboard for this fast-paced ride inspired by Agatha Christie’s classic novel.

On Stage

March 6–24, 2024

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $20

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours plus a 15-minute intermission

Age Recommendation

Murder on the Orient Express is recommended to patrons 10 and up. Please be aware that adult language and stage violence are present in this production. For more details, please reference our Content Transparency section below.

Show Advisory

This production contains haze, simulated gunshots, fake blood and wounds, mature language, stage violence, and references to self-harm and suicide. 

“★★★★ A first class ride all the way!”

The Guardian

Escape from the Orient Express!

PlayMakers and Escape on Purpose are at it again! Join us for an immersive escape room experience before the show begins with your friends and fellow audience members. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery in time?

Space is limited! You’ll be receiving a link to sign up for your spot two days before your scheduled performance, so make sure to plan your visit with us!

Mustache Mystery

Someone has stolen the Hercule Poirot prop mustache worn by actor Jeffrey Blair Cornell. Will you help Stage Management solve this mystery? Catch up below on our social media mystery game!


Jeffrey Blair Cornell Gives a Passionate Performance as
Hercule Poiret in PRC’s Murder on the Orient Express

Triangle Review
March 7, 2024
Review by Melissa Rooney

All Aboard for Suspense with Ken Ludwig’s
Version of Murder on the Orient Express!

Triangle Review
March 7, 2024
Review by Lillian MacNell

PlayMakers interprets mystery classic through memory and movement
The Daily Tar Heel
March 25, 2024
Review by Lillian MacNell

Chatham Life & Style
March 13, 2024
Review by Dustin K. Britt