Not Dead Enough


The thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best selling author Peter James returns to the stage with his latest critically acclaimed, smash hit show Not Dead Enough. Starring award-winning actor Shane Richie* (EastEnders) and TV award-winning actor Bill Ward**, who will share the role of DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing, and TV award winning actor Stephen Billington (Hollyoaks and Coronation Street), Not Dead Enough has been getting rave reviews and thrilling packed houses across the country this 2017.

On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing…

Adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna and directed by Olivier award winner Ian Talbot, Not Dead Enough, will have you on the edge of your seat and guessing right to the end.

Don’t miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of the UK’s newest box office hit – it’s simply to-die-for!



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Shane studied in Los Angeles with The Maurice Kosloff School of Method Acting and studied ‘Comedy in Film’ with M.K. Lewis.

Shane’s extensive theatre credits include: starring as Danny Zuko in the West End production of Grease which broke all box office records, followed by another sell-out season at the Manchester Palace Theatre. Shane followed this with Boogie Nights which he co-wrote and co-produced in the West End and on a national UK theatre tour.

Theatre continued as he played Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest taking over from Christian Slater, and Ebenezer Scrooge in the smash-hit musical Scrooge which again broke box office records. Further credits include: Masquerade, The Trials of King Arthur, Stand up and Be Counted, Class Enemy, Who Killed Captain Scarlett?, Lone Star, and the critical acclaimed Private Wars at the King’s Head Islington.

His numerous television credits include: Fagin in Oliver Twist – The Dad’s Army Story titled We’re Doomed! for BBC1

ITV dramas include What We Did On Our Holidays, with Pauline Collins and Roger Lloyd Pack.

The Good Samaritan and As Good As It Gets.

He also filmed a guest lead role in the Channel 4/E4 hit drama series Skins and BBC1’s New Tricks, going on to star as ‘Archie Daley’ in six episodes of the television series Minder.

Shane has combined his theatre and television career with film roles that include:

Porter in a special Channel 4 film version of Macbeth alongside Greta Scacchi; Dead Clean and Distant Shadow.

He also produced and starred in Shoreditch alongside Joely Richardson.

Shane featured with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslett as Sid in the DreamWorks film Flushed Away and filmed Prisoners of the Sun on location in Morocco with John Rhys Davis and Joss Ackland.

A major career turning point came along when the role of loveable rogue Alfie Moon was created especially for Shane in EastEnders.

During his time on The Square he has received many accolades and awards including: Best Newcomer, Best Actor, Most Popular Male Actor and Best Soap Award (National Television Awards), Best Male Actor (ITV Soap Awards), Best Soap Actor (TV Choice Awards), Soap Personality of the Year at the TRIC awards and Best Male Actor at the Rose D’or television festival (Europe’s BAFTAs).

Shane hosted the BBC1 Saturday Night Show, Win Your Wish List, Decimate and THE BLITZ.

2016 included ITV’s BENIDORM and a BBC1 Drama titled Moving On.

Shane with Jessie Wallace stared in the sell- out production tour of international bestselling thriller writer Peter James in The Perfect Murder.

He starts 2017 portraying Peter James multi-selling series of books, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on a UK tour, then films in the summer for ITV.

Shane with Jessie will star in a new BBC1 six-part drama series on screen early 2017 titled “Redwater”


Bill is probably best known for his work on two of the UK’s leading Soaps.  He recently finished 3 years on Emmerdale, playing the well meaning but pretty hopeless farmer James Barton (Ross, Pete and Finn’s Dad) for over 300 episodes.  Previously, he played the really rather nasty builder Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, also for 3 years and 300 episodes, and for which he won a number of awards.

Other television includes: Silent Witness, True Crime, Casualty, Tangled (CBC Canada), Doctors, The Bill, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Cold Blood, Fallen, Holby City, EastEnders, Swag, Seven Stories, Jonathan Creek, Footballers’ Wives, Rose and Maloney, In Deep, Make My Day.  Film includes: The Great Ghost Rescue and Ellie Rose.

Though well known for his TV work, Bill is no stranger to the stage, and has worked on everything from Sophocles to The Spice Girls in London’s West End, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and The National Theatre Studio amongst others.

Theatre includes: Aladdin (Theatre Royal Bath), Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre, West End),The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre, West End); The Lady From The Sea (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Tempest (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Look Back In Anger (Northern Stage and National Tour); Spamalot (Palace Theatre, West End); Edward II (BAC); Harriott And I (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio);  Destiny (BAC); Oh! What A Lovely War (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); A Chorus Of Disapproval (Bristol Old Vic); The Beggar’s Opera (Bristol Old Vic); Antigone (Bristol Old Vic); Japes (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Stalin! The Musical (Pleasance); Around The World In Eighty Days (BAC); Uncle Ebenezer- A Christmas Carol (BAC).


Laura Whitmore began her acting career at a young age with the Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin. She completed her Diploma in Performance at the School in 2008 with a special honour for her final performance, the same year she was chosen as the new face of MTV Europe. She won several awards previously for her acting whilst studying for her B.A. in Journalism, including the DCU Annual Drama Award for Best Actress for her performance as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Best Comedic Performance for her performance as Maud in The Extraordinary Life and Death of Adam Ryan. Other theatre credits include Annie in All My Sons and Helene in Sweet Charity.

Since graduating she has gone on to appear in Feature Films and Storage 24 directed by Noel Clarke. She is best known for her work as a presenter for MTV (MTV News, MTV Europe Music Awards, Movie Awards, V Festival), ITV ( The Brits, I’m a Celebrity get me out of here NOW) and BBC (Eurovision commentary) and was recently been announced as one of the celebrity contestants on BBC 1’s 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing.


Stephen is best known in the UK as bad boy Greg Kelly in Coronation Street, for which he won the British Soap Award for Villain of the Year, and as Danny Lomax in Hollyoaks.

Other TV credits include: The Buccaneers, Out of the Blue, Jonathan Creek, The Wild West – Custer’s Last Stand, Casualty and Doctors for the BBC; The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous for ITV; and Highlander: the Raven, Queen of Swords, Relic Hunter and Young Arthur for US networks.

Stephen’s first film role was in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart and he’s played leads for auteurs

like Franco Zeffirelli (Callas Forever) and Peter Greenaway (The Tulse Luper Suitcases: From Sark to Finish).

Other film credits include: Dracula II: Ascension, Resident Evil, The Prophecy: Uprising, Exitz,

Oh Happy Day, Exorcismus, Enemy of England, Roswell Invasion, Still Waters, Lake Placid Vs Anaconda and Where Hands Touch.

Theatre credits include: Troilus and Cressida, Macbeth and The White Devil (RSC); Gabriel (Soho Theatre); Our Betters (Chichester); Corpus Christi (Edinburgh and Pleasance, London); Strangers on a Train (tour); The Miser (Salisbury Playhouse); Far From the Madding Crowd (tour); Romeo and Juliet (Ludlow and Exeter); The Crucible, My Family and Other Animals and Parlour Song (York Theatre Royal); Persuasion (Salisbury); Mean Tears (Sheffield Crucible); Who Killed Mr Drum? (Riverside); Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Playhouse); The Orestia (Steam Industry) and Confusions and Hero’s Welcome (Stephen Joseph Theatre and 59E59 Theaters, New York).

Stephen is delighted to be helping to bring Peter James’s Not Dead Enough to the stage.


Michael Quartey attended the much renowned Anna Scher theatre school. He has worked across tv and theatre  credits include:

Theatre : STARBUCKS 24 HOUR PLAYS (Old Vic theatre ), Thinking deep thoughts (Old Vic theatre ), Romeo and Juliet (Bath Egg theatre ) Red Light of Sky (Latitude Festival/Pentabus theatre) , Platform(Old Vic tunnels ) Countable/Uncountable(Belarus free theatre/Yard theatre , Taken in(Angelica theatre company/Tristan bates theatre), Skara Brae (White Bear theatre) Hoxton Story(Red Room Productions), Fifteen Minutes ( Waterloo East Theatre /Old Vic New Voices) After the Flood (Old Vic Theatre )  Busted ( Waterloo East/OldVicNewVoices) Cell Begat Cell(Old Vic theatre ) Swab (Southwark Playhouse ) Hate Play(Belgrade theatre)


EastEnnders(bbc) , The Bill(ITV)


Obey (Harvest Pictures)


Gemma trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London and is originally from Edinburgh.

She has appeared in STV’s Taggart, Yo! Diary (The Comedy Unit/CBBC), and as the voice for Visit Scotland and ScotBlood for radio.

Gemma is also a writer and performance poet. This year her debut play ‘The Jam Diaries’, an experimental spoken word piece looking at the concept of human connection in the modern world, enjoyed a hugely successful showing at Summerhall in Edinburgh. It is due to be further produced in 2017 with Thrive Theatre.

Theatre credits include; The Wicked Queen in Snow White for Panto season, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors and Rosalind in As You Like It (all at the St James Theatre), and her role of Emilia in Othello at the Riverside Studios gained her an Off West End nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Gemma understudied and played the lead role of Ashley Harper in the UK tour of Dead Simple, so she is delighted to be returning to Peter James’ work, as Bella in Not Dead Enough.


Gemma trained at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating with a Musical Theatre Diploma.

Theatre includes: Understudy ‘Nicola’ in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Adelphi Theatre, London) Understudy ‘Eva Peron’ in ‘Evita’ (Dominion Understudying and playing the roles of ‘Elphaba’ and ‘Nessarose’ in ‘Wicked’ (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London) ‘Julie Jordan’ in Carousel (Broadway Theatre, Catford); ‘Lily’ and ‘Juliet’ in Me and Juliet (Finborough); ‘Ruth’ in It’s A Wonderful Life (The New Wolsey); Alternate ‘Eva’ in Evita (UK tour); ‘Pearl’ in Starlight Express (UK tour); ‘Miss Lynch’ and understudying and playing the role of ‘Rizzo’ and ‘Jan’ in Grease (UK tour); Understudying and playing the roles of ‘Serena’, ‘Miss Sherman’ and ‘Mabel’ in ‘Fame’ (UK tour).

Television includes: The Biz (BBC); Blue Peter (BBC): The Slammer (CBBC).

Other work includes: ‘Gwen’ in the workshop of the new musical Artie, Gwen & Lance (Hampstead). Her debut album Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is out now:


Charlotte is delighted to be working again with Ian Talbot, Josh Andrews and Peter James on the World Premier of Not Dead Enough. She was in last years cast of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder and is thrilled to be touring with this new play. Other theatre credits include Doctor in the House (UK No. 1 tour); More Dead Girls (Theatre 503) and Ray Cooney’s farce,Caught in the Net (English Theatre of Hamburg). Charlotte has performed as an actor in two operas: Strauss’ Intermezzo (Garsington Opera House) and most notably Handel’s Rinaldo in 2011 and 2013 (Glyndebourne Opera House, UK tour and Royal Albert Hall proms).


Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre.

Theatre includes: Billy (Union Theatre); Hoods – the Musical (Leicester Square Theatre); London Omnibus (RADA Studios); The Piper (The Lowry, Manchester); The Picture House (LOST Theatre/ Edinburgh Fringe); Faces (Greenwich Theatre); Spring Awakening (The Old Finsbury Town Hall) and West End Story (Theatre Severn).

Workshops include: Hoods – the Musical. TV includes: Ann in Emmerdale.

Film includes: Bernie in All the Ordinary Angels (British Youth Film Academy).


Lukas trained at Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre includes- Parroles in the UK tour of Alls Well That Ends Well (Changeling Theatre). Marlow in the UK tour of She Stoops To Conquer (Changeling Theatre) .Cymbeline in Cymbeline (WhoSaid Theatre), Geoff Emerick in The Sessions (Royal Albert Hall & UK Tour), Sir Toby Belch in UK tour of Twelfth Night (The Lord Chamberlains Men). Henry IV in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Waterloo East Theatre).


Michael is from Plymouth in Devon and trained at E15 Acting School

His credits include: Dave in Snookered at The Bush Theatre, Simple Sam in Jack and The Beanstalk Theatre  at Royal Stratford East, Nigel Rancour – Something’s Afoot – UK Tour, The Master’s Boy at Tristan Bates Theatre, Starveling/Moonshine along with Frank the Pug/Poodle in Midsummer Night’s Dream at Temple Music Hall,  We are Muslim Please – Tamasha Theatre Company, The Ark – Kneehigh Theatre, Animal Farm – Theatre Royal Plymouth, Prince MIkoo of Mousehole  in Sleeping Beauty – Hall for Cornwall, Prince Charming – Sleeping Beauty in Riverfront, Newport.

TV – Adam Hutchings – Scott and Bailey ITV, Dominic – Eastenders BBC, Jake Weaver – Down to Earth BBC, Erlund – Fortitude SKY, Paul Harrison – Law and Order ITV, Scipio – Roman Mysteries BBC, FILM  Sergeant Potts in Golden Years – Moli Films, Martin O’Connor in No Verbal Response, Agent – Frequencies BRIT FILMS, Posh Waiter – The Weekend – New Treatment Films, DC Ford – Popcorn  the Movie, Prentis – Phonophobia, Vito D’Angelo – Just Desserts – Superflex Films,  Clown in Smile – French Fancy Films.


PETER JAMES is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 37 languages.  Peter’s Roy Grace novels, have had 11 consecutive Sunday Times No 1s. In the Autumn of 2012, Not Dead Yet toppled the 50 Shades Of Grey trilogy off the No 1 paperback fiction slot, ending its 25 week domination of the chart and in May 2015, You Are Dead, derailed The Girl On The Train’s 3 month chart domination going straight in at no 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller charts.  His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder’ (2010) went straight in at No 1 in the iBooks chart and spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10.  It was adapted into a play called The Perfect Murder which did its first, smash hit tour starring Les Dennis in 2014 and is touring again with Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace in Spring 2016. The original run was followed by the play of Dead Simple in 2015, starring Tina Hobley and Jamie Lomas which was an equally big success during its 6 month nationwide run. ‘Love You Dead’ in hardback was Peter’s eleventh Sunday Times no 1 bestseller and  Peter’s first non-fiction title ‘Death Comes Knocking’ written in association with Graham Bartlett, Head of Sussex Police was published in July 2016, scoring Peter a hat trick of titles in the Sunday Times charts within a month.

Peter, an established film producer, was educated at Charterhouse then at film school. He has produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community, is Patron of Neighbourhood Watch nationwide, Patron of Crimestoppers in Sussex, Patron of Brighton & Hove Samaritans, and Patron of Relate, among many other charitable posts he holds.  Peter has been two-times Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger and he was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize.  As popular internationally as in the UK, he won the US Barry Award, for Best British Crime Novel in 2012.  Last year, 2015, he was voted by WH Smith readers as The Best Crime Author Of All Time. His latest Roy Grace novel, Love You Dead was published May 2016.   

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and Sussex. Peter is available for interviews and to write features. Find out more about Peter James at and Peter’s website

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As well as NOT DEAD ENOUGH, Shaun has adapted two other Peter James novels for the stage – THE PERFECT MURDER (2014 and 2016) and DEAD SIMPLE (2015).   A fourth is in development.

He has been a core writer on the BBC’s epic First World War drama HOME FRONT since 2014 and in 2016/7 the BBC broadcast his new adaptation of THE FORSYTES.  In 2012 his stage version of LADIES IN LAVENDER won five Broadway World UK awards, including Best Regional Play.  He has several projects in development including the forthcoming Glenn Miller musical FEELIN’ IN THE MOOD and a show about the creator of American jazz dance, Jack Cole.

West End credits include MADDIE, LAUTREC, LA CAVA and the multi award winning stage version of THE LORD OF THE RINGS for which Shaun won a Dora Mavor Moore Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award.   Edinburgh Festival hits include TERRY PRATCHETT’S ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND and MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL.  International theatre includes the HEIDI trilogy (Switzerland and Germany, Prix Walo nomination); LAST DANCE (Off Broadway) and BEN HUR LIVE (London and Rome).




Ian was Artistic and Managing Director of The Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park from 1987 to 2007.

For Regent’s Park he has directed Babes In Arms; The Fantasticks; Lady Be Good; The Card; Kiss Me Kate; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum; Oh, What A Lovely War; High Society; H.M.S. Pinafore; (all nominated for Olivier awards),The  Pirates Of Penzance (Olivier nomination for Best Director 2000), Much Ado About Nothing; Androcles and the Lion; Look Here Old Son; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Connecticut Yankee; The Comedy of Errors; Paint Your Wagon; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; The Music Man; Where’s Charley?; Camelot; Lady Be Good and The Boyfriend. Ian also acted in Regent’s Park and roles there included “Bottom” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; “Sir Toby Belch” in Twelfth Night; “Dogberry” in Much Ado About Nothing; “Launce” in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and “Lord Brockhurst” in The Boyfriend.

His other directing credits include: The Secret Garden (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Yeoman Of The Guard (Savoy Theatre), Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre and National Tour), Pirates Of Penzance (West Yorkshire Playhouse and National Tour), Anything Goes (National Tour), Kiss Me Kate (Brisbane Festival), Lend Me a Tenor (Guilgud); Doctor in the House (UK Tour), The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory), Third Finger, Left Hand (Trafalgar 2), A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Old Globe Playhouse in San Diego, USA, Afraid of The Dark (Charing Cross Theatre), Perfect Murder (National Tour), Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour), The Mousetrap (St Martins Theatre), Wonderful Town (Arts Educational), Dead Sheep (Park Theatre), Peter Pan (Wimbledon), Sleeping Beauty (Woking), Lady Be Good (Arts Educational) Dead Sheep (UK Tour) and most recently, Million Dollar Quartet (UK Tour)

Ian was awarded the O.B.E. in 2007 for his work at The Open Air Theatre.


Michael’s design career has taken him to theatres throughout the United Kingdom for productions of opera, ballet and drama. He has been associated with playwright Alan Ayckbourn for over 20 years. His numerous designs for this author/director include: Surprises, Absurd Person Singular, Life of Riley, Communicating Doors, Awaking Beauty, A Trip to Scarborough, Intimate Exchanges, The Safari Party, What Every Woman Knows, Taking Steps, Wolf at the Door, Man of the Moment, Time and the Conways, and the much-praised Othello with Michael Gambon. He also designed the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings in New York.

West End credits include: the long-running West End success The Woman in Black; Absurd Person Singular (Whitehall Theatre); The Glory of the Garden (Duke of York’s Theatre); Rough Justice (Apollo Theatre) and June Moon (Vaudeville Theatre). He designed Julius Caesar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the highly successful centennial touring production of Charley’s Aunt.

Recent touring and repertory theatre includes: Intimate Exchanges (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Sugar Daddies (Oldham Coliseum); The Wind in the Willows (Birmingham Rep); Taking Steps (Oldham Coliseum); The Glass Menagerie, The Admirable Crichton and The Rivals (New Vic Theatre); Joking Apart and Special Occasions (Mill at Sonning); Private Lives (Oldham Coliseum); Taking Steps (Orange Tree Theatre); We’ll Always Have Paris (Mill at Sonning); Shining City (Derby LIVE); Man of the Moment (part of the Ayckbourn season, directed by Alan Ayckbourn – Royal & Derngate Theatres); Blithe Spirit (Oldham Coliseum); The Price (New Vic); These Four Streets (Birmingham Rep); My Brilliant Divorce (Nick Brooke Ltd); Tony & Twizzle: the Glory Years (LipService); An Inspector Calls (Oldham Coliseum); Jane Bond (LipService); Cider With Rosie (New Vic Theatre); Bedroom Farce, Deadlock and Strangers on a Train (Nick Brooke Ltd); Misery (New Vic Theatre); Framed and Arsenic and Old Lace (Nick Brooke Ltd); A Chorus of Disapproval (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Turn of the Screw and Driving Miss Daisy (Oldham Coliseum); Mixed Feelings (TEG Productions Ltd); House and Garden (Salisbury Playhouse); Way Upstream (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Safari Party (Hampstead Theatre); Snakes and Ladders (TEG Theatre Productions); Just Between Ourselves and Taking Steps (Mill at Sonning Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, and Big Maggie (the New Victoria Theatre) and Things We Do for Love (Salisbury Playhouse).

Future productions include: Gaslight (New Vic Theatre) and Bedroom Farce (Oldham Coliseum). Michael has also written a number of books on stage and costume design, and has published a book on the plays of Alan Ayckbourn.


Jason was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for Journey’s End on Broadway.

Theatre credit include: Tom, Hero’s Welcome/Confusions, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Roundelay (UK Tours); The Rivals (also West End), Relatively Speaking, A Steady Rain (Theatre Royal Bath); Aladdin, Dick Wittington, Sleeping Beauty (Nottingham Playhouse); Single Spies, Kafka’s Dick, Pygmalion (Bath/UK Tour); West Side Story (Kilworth House); This May Hurt a Bit, A View From Islington North (Out of Joint); How The Other Half Loves (Haymarket Theatre); Noises Off (Nuffield Theatre/Northern Stage/Nottingham Playhouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Heiress (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Mrs Pat (Chichester Festival Theatre); Pig Farm (St. James); The National Joke, The World Goes Round, Henceforward, Neville’s Island, Confusions, The Boy who Fell into a Book (Scarborough); The Winter’s Tale, An Enemy of the People, The Ancient Secret of Youth and the Five Tibetans, Early One Morning (Bolton Octogan); Merit (Plymouth); Anything Goes, Jekyll and Hyde, Billy Elliot, Evita (Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen); Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory); Daytona, Afraid of the Dark, Our Boys (West End); Annie Get Your Gun (ATG/UK Tour); Horrible Histories (Sydney Opera House).


Martin Hodgson was born in Darlington. , County Durham and has been a sound engineer and designer for many years. He was Head of Sound at Northern Stage, Newcastle where his design credits included 1984Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, Grimm’s Tales, More Grimm’s Tales The Princess and the Goblin and A Clockwork Orange. Sound designs for Live Theatre, Newcastle include Smack Family Robinson, Toast, A Nightingale Sang, The Lovers, Keepers of the Flame (co-production with RSC),Geoffs Dead, Disco for Sale, Up There in Lights, Me and Cilla,, Top Girls,  Motherland,  Blackbird, Jump!, The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre transfers, Volkstheater, Vienna and MTC Broadway),Tyne and Capt Amazing (Edinburgh Festival 2013/14)   and many other projects. For Bill Kenwright Productions he designed The Pitmen Painters and Three Days In May, for national tours and West End runs and the productions of The Governess and Chin Chin.

Recent sound designs include the regional tours of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple for JASS Productions, All Our Sons for The Rose Theatre, Kingston and an immersive production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Company’.


TBO Productions and Tour Booking Ltd was established in 1996 by Managing Director Paul Tyrer, and quickly established itself as the leading booking agency for touring productions in the UK

Since its formation, Paul has worked with almost every leading producer and has been involved with numerous successful productions.

In 2008, Paul was joined by General Manager Jamie Clark, formerly Head of Touring for Bill Kenwright Ltd, to head a new division to expand the company into Producing and General Management.

Since that time, Paul and Jamie have produced a variety of shows including Don’t Stop Believin – A Tribute To Glee (UK Tour), The Original Tribute To The Blues Brothers (UK Tour), Rhinestone Mondays (UK Tour), Alan Ayckbourn’s Haunting Julia (UK Tour), Stiles and Drewe’s Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Sherlock Holmes – The Best Kept Secret (UK Tour), September In The Rain written and directed by John Godber, starring Claire Sweeney and John Thomson (UK Tour), Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East directed by Terry Johnson, starring Jessie Wallace and Gary Kemp, April in Paris (UK Tour) written and directed by John Godber and starring Shobna Gulati and Joe McGann. In 2015, they were proud to be Associate Producers & General Managers of Harvey, opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, starring James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman, which transferred to The Haymarket Theatre.

2015/16 has also seen TBO Tour Booking Ltd continuing its relationship with some of the UK’s leading producers, looking after the tour planning for a number of productions including The Mousetrap, Dance Till Dawn, The Producers, Peter James’ Dead Simple and the West End production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

In April 2016, they are producing The Buskers Opera by Dougal Irvine at Park Theatre, and they have a number of new musicals in development.

Paul and Jamie are delighted to be working with the company for The Perfect Murder once again, as associate producers and tour bookers.

To contact TBO Productions & Tour Booking Ltd – 020 8549 8555


Following his early stage experience, which saw him producing and directing a play at the Edinburgh Festival, which went on to win ‘Student Play of The Year’, Josh then spent over 10 years in the film business, where he gained a varied range of creative and financial experience on both sides of the Atlantic. He worked for two leading international sales and producing companies, one of them being Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment, and worked on films including 187, starring Samuel L. Jackson; Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers and starring The Spice Girls, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. During his lm career, he also acted as consultant to the founders of one of the UK’s largest Film Funds and the world famous Cinecitta Studios in Rome and he Executive Produced The River King, starring Edward Burns and Jennifer Ehle.

In 2006 Josh became Associate Producer, and subsequently Producer, for one of the UK’s leading and most prolific theatre companies, Bill Kenwright Limited. During his 6 year tenure, he worked on over 25 productions including West End and national touring productions of plays and musicals such as Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Jessica Lange (Apollo Theatre); Somerset Maugham’s The Letter (Wyndham’s Theatre and UK Tour); Christopher Hampton’s Treats (Garrick Theatre and UK Tour), directed by Laurence Boswell and starring Kris Marshall, Billie Piper and Laurence Fox; Noel Coward’s Hay Fever (UK Tour); Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (UK tour); Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular (Garrick Theatre and UK tour) directed by Alan Strachan; and Season’s Greetings (UK tour) directed by Robin Herford; Peter Shaffer’s Sleuth (UK Tour); Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl (Apollo Theatre and UK Tour) directed by Rufus Norris; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour); Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre and UK Tour); the Olivier nominated Tina Turner musical Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), directed by Jeremy Sams and starring Michael Crawford and Danielle Hope. In terms of original productions at BKL, he was producer on the newly rediscovered play by Noel Coward, Volcano (Vaudeville Theatre and UK Tour); The Haunting, an adaptation by Hugh Janes of the ghost stories of Charles Dickens; Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s Olivier Award nominated musical Dreamboats and Petticoats (Savoy Theatre and The Playhouse), which ran for 3 years in the West End and continues on national tour, and Ben Brown’s acclaimed play Three Days in May (Trafalgar Studios), directed by Alan Strachan and starring Warren Clarke, which won the What’s On Stage Award for ‘Best New Play’ in 2012.

In 2013, Josh set up a new production company to produce and general manage plays and musicals under his own banner. He is now the producer of the hugely successful crime thriller stage franchise, based on the best-selling books from the UK’s No.1 crime author, Peter James. The first two stage adaptations, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple have toured throughout the UK to great acclaim and sell-out audiences and the third Peter James adaptation, Not Dead Enough, tours the UK in 2017.

Together with The Young Vic, Josh also recently co-produced the critically acclaimed, award-winning production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Benedict Andrews and starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, the production was a sell-out hit in 2014, was screened live to cinemas around the world by NT Live and will be seen in New York in the Spring of 2016.

Tour Dates
  • Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 January*
    Dartford, Orchard Theatre
  • Monday 30 January – Saturday 4 February*
    Milton Keynes Theatre
  • Monday 6 February – Saturday 11 February*
    Woking, New Victoria Theatre
  • Monday 13 February – Saturday 18 February*
    Brighton Theatre Royal
  • Monday 20 February – Saturday 25 February*
    Malvern Theatres
  • Monday 27 February – Saturday 4 March*
    Bristol Hippodrome
  • Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 11 March*
    Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
  • Monday 13 – Saturday 18 March*
    Richmond Theatre
  • Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March*
    Newcastle Theatre Royal
  • Monday 27 March – Saturday 1 April*
    Coventry, Belgrade Theatre
  • Monday 3 April – Saturday 8 April*
    Glasgow, Theatre Royal
  • Monday 10 – Saturday 15 April*
    Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
  • Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 April***
    Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  • Monday 24 – Saturday 29 April**
    Edinburgh, King’s Theatre
  • Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May**
    Northampton, Derngate Theatre
  • Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May**
    Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May**
    Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • Monday 22 – Saturday 27 May**
    Manchester, Opera House
  • Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June**
    Bromley, Churchill Theatre
  • Monday 5 – Saturday 10 June**
    Plymouth Theatre Royal
  • Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 June**
    Cardiff, New Theatre
  • Monday 19 – Saturday 24 June**
    Worthing, Connaught Theatre
  • Monday 26 June – Saturday 1st July**
    Grand Opera House, Belfast
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* Shane Richie will perform as DS Roy Grace in venues from 25th January up to the 15th April.
** Bill Ward will take over as DS Roy Grace in venues from 18th April up to the 24th June – 1st July.
***Bill Ward and Shane Richie will share the role of DS Roy Grace at Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre only. Bill Ward will appear 18-20 Apr, Shane Richie will appear 21 & 22 Apr.