Production photos have been released of Rachel Wagstaff’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d starring Susie Blake as Miss Marple.
Produced by Original Theatre, the murder mystery is currently playing at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne until 17 September 2022, with upcoming dates in Darlington, Cheltenham, York, Oxford, Mold, Northampton, Norwich, Malvern, Bromley and Southampton.
Blake is joined by 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 by Ali Wright