A new production of Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative’s The Mirror Crack’d will be performed at India’s National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, from 30 January to 9 February 2020. The original stage production of the Agatha Christie novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and directed by Melly Still, was seen by more than 28,000 people Salisbury, Dublin, Cambridge and Cardiff between February and April 2019.
The production will be reimagined for Indian audiences by writer Ayeesha Menon, with Melly Still returning as its director. It marks Wales Millennium Centre’s debut as a producer in Asia.
Announcing the new production, Mathew Milsom, Managing Director of Wales Millennium Centre, said: “We aim to make innovative and entertaining work that showcases Wales to the world, and which fires the imagination of the audience. Our productions have already toured to Africa, America and Australia and I’m thrilled that our next stop is Asia, working in collaboration with the NCPA to give this classic British thriller an exciting and original Indian twist.”
Visionary and Chairman of NCPA, Mr Khushroo N. Suntook said: “The NCPA is delighted to be producing this celebrated production of The Mirror Crack’d, but with an utterly original Indian flavour. This new Indian interpretation is a great example of our ambition for NCPA productions: creating innovative content in collaboration with the very best artists here in India as well as on the international scene. Our audiences can look forward to a terrific evening’s entertainment in what promises to be a highlight of the Mumbai theatre calendar in 2020.”
Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, said: “We are delighted that our production of this Agatha Christie classic will be enjoyed by audiences in Mumbai and hope they will be enthralled by its clever plot twists as much as UK audiences have been.”