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A fast-paced and innovative new production of Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d is concluding its UK tour in Cardiff.

Our senor consultant, Andrew Weltch, was at press night [March 27] for our associated hyperlocal site, Rhiwbina Info, to review this production, from Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative, which has previously played Salisbury, Dublin and Cambridge.

Written by Rachel Wagstaff and directed by Melly Still, the play centres on an almost constantly sedentary Miss Marple (Susie Blake) – frustratingly confined to her armchair or wheelchair with a sprained ankle, as the swinging sixties, a Hollywood star, and a mysterious murder arrive in the sleepy English village of St Mary Mead.

The review says: “Wagstaff’s script emphasises Christie’s interest in the role of women in society, especially the expectations placed on them because of age or class, and it’s performed by a very talented cast.”

It continues: “This is an imaginative and thought-provoking production, which will appeal to fans of the traditional whodunnit, as well as those who relish theatrical innovation and having their expectations challenged.”

You can read the full review here.

The Mirror Crack’d plays at the New Theatre, Cardiff until next Saturday [April 6]. To book tickets, phone the theatre box office on 029 2087 8889 or book online.

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