Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne; 8 – 17 September 2022

Sophie Ward and Joe McFadden join Susie Blake in the cast of the brand-new production of Rachel Wagstaff’s acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crackd which comes to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre from 8 – 17 September.

The production, directed by Philip Franks, will begin its UK Tour in Eastbourne giving local audiences the world premiere of this new show! Susie Blake stars as Miss Marple and the producers are proud to announce Sophie Ward and Joe McFadden have now joined the cast. The line-up also includes previously announced Jason Rudd, Veronica RobertsMara AllenSarah LawrieJules Melvin and David Partridge.

In 1960s England, a wind of change is blowing through the land. It has even reached the sleepy village of St Mary Mead. There’s a new housing estate and a rich American film star has bought the manor house. Jane Marple, confined after an accident, is wondering if life has passed her by. But a shocking murder, and Miss Marple must unravel a web of lies, danger and tragedy. This adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous novel brings real emotional depth and psychological insight to a thrilling story of secrets, loss and revenge.

Susie Blake is best known for playing the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV, as well as her regular roles of Bev Unwin in ITV’s Coronation Street and Hillary Nicholson in BBC’s Mrs Brown’s Boys. She has recently appeared in series one and two of Kate & KojiNot Going Out and The Real Marigold Hotel. Films include Fierce Creatures and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! Her theatre credits include Fisherman’s Friends: The MusicalSome Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘EmMy Fair LadyGrumpy Old Women Live 2 & 3When We Are Married (West End), PygmalionWicked (West End) and Noises Off (National).

Sophie Ward has most recently been seen in the BBC‘s A Very British Scandal opposite Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, other TV work includes Troubled Blood and This Sceptred Isle, playing the role of Rachel Johnson, opposite Kenneth Branagh’s Boris Johnson. 

Joe McFaddens television credits include Holby City from 2014 to 2020, CasualtyHeartbeatCranford. Theatre includes Priscilla-Queen Of The DesertTorch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory), Aladdin (Old Vic Theatre) and Rent (Shaftesbury Theatre, London).  Joe was the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

Directed by Philip Franks (Barnes’ PeopleThe Haunting of Alice BowlesThe Habit of ArtThe Croft and A Cold Supper Behind Harrods) produced by Alastair Whatley and Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company.

The Mirror Crackd at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 September, nightly performances 7.45pm ( Tuesday – Saturday) with Wednesday and Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £23.50, concessions available including under 16’s and Student tickets £10, under 25’s £25, £5 off Ovation card holders (first night), to book call the box office on 01323 412000 online 

For more information on the show see / Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @MissMarpleTour / @OriginalTheatre