'Seeing a 50-year-old woman with slightly younger men is still quite surprising' - Susie Blake talks Mrs Brown, Miss Marple and snogging Keith Duffy

She's bantered with Brendan O'Carroll and shared an on-screen kiss with Keith Duffy, now actor Susie Blake is coming to Ireland for a stage production of an Agatha Christie mystery with a difference, writes Regina Lavelle

Actress Susie Blake by Gerry McManus for Weekend magazine

Regina Lavelle

Some Agatha Christie classics need no reminder. Death on the Nile and Murder on the Orient Express are works so frequently exhumed that watching a new version is more an act of suspending memory than disbelief. Not so with The Mirror Crack'd however. The Miss Marple mystery is set in St Mary Mead of 1953, and is, as with seemingly all such stories of such vintage, a simmering brew of class war, snobbery, sexual politics, impropriety and intrigue.