“Times are changing. Girls are wearing trousers and Hollywood has come to a sleepy English village in the shape of a beautiful film star. Miss Marple is left to feel that the world has no need of her now until a mysterious death calls into question the past of all those present. Everyone’s version of events is different. Can Miss Marple unravel the tangle of lies?
This thrilling new play, based on Agatha Christie’s novel, explores how we all colour our own memories, our own truths, to disguise the darkness that lies within.
In this rich, psychological drama, everyone has a secret…”
Agatha’s Christie’s much-loved Miss Marple thriller, ‘The Mirror Crack’d’, is set to tour the UK from February 2019 for its first ever UK stage adaptation.
The Mirror Crack’d will be a European Premiere, opening at Salisbury Playhouse on 15th February 2019, before touring to Dublin, Cambridge and Cardiff. ‘The Mirror Crack’d’ will have an opening night on 25th February, with a final performance on 6th April 2019.
Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff (Flowers for Mrs Harris, Birdsong), with direction from Melly Still, the production will feature set design by Richard Kent, costume design by Dinah Collin, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, and music and sound design by Jon Nicholls.
The cast will feature Susie Blake (Mrs Brown’s Boys, Coronation Street) as Miss Marple, and Simon Shepherd (ITV’s Peak Practice, Casualty, Father Brown) as Scotland Yard inspector Dermot Craddock.
Regarding her role in the production, Susie Blake said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking on this part, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to play a role like this my whole career. I loved watching the great Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple and always wanted to be her when I was growing up. I admire Miss Marple’s incredible brain and very much look forward to putting my own spin on the character with the fantastic creative team.”
The production will also feature Colin R Campbell (Cyril Leigh), Suzanna Hamilton (Marina Gregg), Julia Hills (Dolly Bantry), Katherine Manners (Heather Leigh), Katie Matsell (Cherry Baker), Davina Moon (Ella Zielinsky), Huw Parmenter (Giuseppe Renzo) and Gillian Saker (Lola Brewster).
‘The Mirror Crack’d’ is produced by Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative. Full casting is to be announced.
Wales Millennium Centre, New Theatre, 26th March – 6th April – BUY TICKETS
Salisbury Playhouse, 15th February – 9th March 2019 – BUY TICKETS
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, 12th – 16th March 2019 – BUY TICKETS
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 19th – 23th March 2019 – BUY TICKETS
New Theatre, Cardiff, 26th March – 6th April 2019 – BUY TICKETS