NCPA Presents Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mirror Crack’d’

An NCPA Production of the Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative Production, Agatha Christie’s English play, ‘The Mirror Crack’d’ is the first ever English language adaptation of the Christie novel, The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side, which premièred in February 2019.

Featuring Shernaz Patel, Zervaan Bunshah, Zinnia Ranji, Meher Acharia-Dar, Suhaas Ahuja, Avantika Akerkar, Sonali Kulkarni, Bhavna Pani, Gillian Pinto, Harssh Pal Singh and Denzil Smith, and directed for the Indian audience by Ayeesha Menon, the play revolves around a house-bound Miss Mistry (Shernaz Patel) is visited by her friend and rival in crime, Senior Inspector Daniel D’Mello (Denzil Smith), following a glamorous drinks party that ends in murder. Set in 1976, the mystery revolves around a fading Bollywood film star, Mamta Ghosh (Sonali Kulkarni), making her comeback in films. Why did she disappear from the silver screen; why has she moved to the old Portuguese manor house, Briganza Mansion, in a sleepy, Goan town; and who would want to kill her? This traditional whodunnit has been re-imagined to focus on the ‘why’ as much as the ‘who’. Replaying and re-examining events from a variety of perspectives, the production explores how we try to shape our memories but end up being shaped by them.

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