Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d is setting off on a UK tour, directed by Philip Franks.
Produced by Original Theatre, the murder mystery starts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne on 8 September 2022, with other dates including Cheltenham, York, Oxford and Northampton.
Susie Blake stars as Miss Marple, with Sophie Ward as Marina Gregg, Joe McFadden as Jason Rudd, Veronica Roberts as Dolly Bantry, Mara Allen as Cherry Baker, Sarah Lawrie as Ella Zielinsky, Jules Melvin as Heather Leigh and David Partridge as Cyril Leigh. They are joined by Oliver Boot as Chief Inspector Craddock, Lorenzo Martelli as Guiseppe Renzo, Chrystine Symone as Lola Brewster and Holly Smith in the ensemble.
The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side was published in the UK in 1962 and was famously adapted as a feature film, The Mirror Crack’d, in 1980, starring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis. On television, adaptations of the novel have starred Joan Hickson as Miss Marple in 1992 and Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple in 2011.
The Mirror Crack’d is directed by Philip Franks (Barnes’ People, The Haunting of Alice Bowles, The Habit of Art, The Croft and A Cold Supper Behind Harrods) and designed by Adrian Linford, with lighting design by Emma Chapman, sound design by Max Pappenheim, casting by Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG and movement direction by Sophia Vi.
Photos: Michael Wharley
The Mirror Crack’d UK Tour dates
8 – 17 September Eastbourne Devonshire Park
20 – 24 September Darlington Hippodrome
27 September – 1 October Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
4 – 8 October York Theatre Royal
10 – 15 October Oxford Playhouse
17 – 22 October Mold Theatr Clwyd
31 October – 5 November Northampton Royal & Derngate
8 – 12 November Norwich Theatre Royal
14 – 19 November Malvern Festival Theatre
22 – 26 November Bromley Churchill Theatre
28 November – 3 December Southend Palace Theatre