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Murder and Mystery

From where I sit I can see the spire of Salisbury Cathedral - I'm in this spired city to work with the excellent director Melly Still, on her production of Agatha Christie's 'The Mirror Crack'd'.

It's a brand new version for the stage penned by Rachel Wagstaff, and has a wonderful ensemble of performers who bring it to life in unexpected and unorthodox ways. We spent 4 weeks rehearsing at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London Bridge (there's no chocolate), but have now decamped to the Salisbury Playhouse, where we open on the 16th of February. The dates are:

15 February – 9 March 2019
Salisbury Playhouse
Box Office: 01722 320 333
[Book Tickets] https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/main-house/mirror/

12 March – 16 March 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Box Office: 0818 719388
[Book Tickets] https://www.gaietytheatre.ie/events/the-mirror-crackd/

19– 23 March 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Box Office: 01223 503333
[Book Tickets] https://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/whats-on/mirror-crackd

26 March – 6 April 2019
New Theatre, Cardiff
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
[Book Tickets]
http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what's-on/the-mirror-crack'd/

Last week also saw the opening of 'Tonight the World', a film I made with the artist Daria Martin last year.

It's being exhibited at the Barbican in the Curve Gallery and is the third film that we've made together. Daria was also the winner of the Jarman Film Award for 2018, which featured another film, 'The Hunger Artist', which Carolina and I helped develop and that I directed with Daria (and which featured both our children!).

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