UK TOUR OPENING IN EASTBOURNE! MISS MARPLE MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO THE DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE STAGE

THE ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MIRROR CRACK’D

Devonshire Park, Eastbourne8 – 17 September 2022

The award-winning Original Theatre Company – popular with Eastbourne theatre goers for their commitment to producing vibrant exciting classic shows and their support of new writing – return the infamous Miss Marple to the Devonshire Park stage in Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d. This brand-new acclaimed production adapted by Rachel Wagstaff, directed by Philip Franks, will begin its UK Tour at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne from 8 to 17 September 2022 giving Eastbourne audiences the world premiere of this new show!

Starring Susie Blake (best known for Victoria Wood; As Seen On TV, Coronation Street, Mrs Brown’s Boys) as title role Miss Marple, with Sophie Ward (A Very British Scandal) and Joe McFadden (Holby City, winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2017)

The Mirror Crack’d is set 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, which alarms the villagers as much as it intrigues them and, even more unsettling, a rich American film star has bought the manor house. Jane Marple, confined to a chair after an accident, is wondering if life has passed her by. Then there is 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.

Director Philip Franks said of the new stage adaptation, “Rachel Wagstaff’s new version of Agatha Christie’s fascinating mystery has real heart and depth as well as tension. It’s witty, exciting, fresh and surprising.

Produced by Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically acclaimed lockdown online productions of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong Online, Louise Coulthard’s Watching Rosie, as well as the stage productions A Splinter of IceThe Habit of ArtInvincible and Birdsong.

Don’t miss the chance to be one of first to see this fantastic new production, 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 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk