Hollywood star Marina Gregg (Sophie Ward) and her husband Jason Rudd (Joe McFadden) epitomised the glamour associated with her industry. Ward and McFadden worked very well together with believable chemistry to portray a couple very much in love. Now of course with any classic murder mystery story there has to be a Butler and in this case we met Giuseppe Renzo (Lorenzo Martelli), a faithful employee of Marina Gregg who stands by her side throughout her life.
Lola Brewster (Chrystine Symone), an up and coming Hollywood star, Cherry Baker (Mara Allen), Miss Marple’s hired help (I forgot to mention that Jane Marple has a sprained ankle which is explained during the story!), Ella Zielinsky (Sarah Lawrie), the Secretary to Marina Gregg, Heather Leigh (Jules Melvin), head of the local St John Ambulance and her husband Cyril Leigh (David Partridge) all have their own connections to the story as it unfolds.
The scenes are played out in flashback sequences. There is a clever use of staging, by Adrian Linford, with a moveable “box” which doubled up as the backdrop of Miss Marple’s house and as an entry/exit point for many of the performers. It was mirrored, as you may expect from a show called ‘The Mirror Crack’d’, however on occasion you could see an actor in the wings waiting to come on which was slightly distracting and caught my eye a couple of times.