Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d is to be adapted for the stage for the first time ever in the UK and will premiere at Salisbury Playhouse next February before touring.
The Mirror Crack’d will be a European Premiere, opening at Salisbury Playhouse before touring to Dublin, Cambridge and Cardiff. The show will have an opening night on 25th February.
Synopsis: The Mirror Crack’d
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?
The iconic Marple mystery from Agatha Christie will be adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff (Flowers for Mrs Harris, Birdsong) and directed by Melly Still (Coram Boy, My Brilliant Friend).
Casting is to be announced in due course.
Rachel Wagstaff wrote the book for musical, Flowers for Mrs Harris, returning to Chichester Festival Theatre in September, directed by Daniel Evans. Her critically acclaimed adaptation of Birdsong is now on its fourth UK tour.
Wagstaff also wrote the book for new musical Only the Brave, which was produced at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2016. Most recently, Rachel co-wrote, with Duncan Abel, a stage version of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.
Selected tour dates
• Salisbury Playhouse: 15th February - 9th March
• Gaiety Theatre, Dublin: 12th - 16th March
• Cambridge Arts Theatre: 19th - 23rd March
• New Theatre, Cardiff: 26th March - 6th April
Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for details on group bookings.
For more information, visit www.wmc.org.uk.