The Perfect Murder: Spring 2014 Production
Peter James is one of the world’s great crime writers, the winner of numerous awards both in the UK and in the USA including the coveted US Barry Award for Best British Crime Thriller in 2012. His Roy Grace series has sold more than 15 million copies and has been published in 36 languages. The Perfect Murder spent 15 weeks at Number One in the book charts. This will be the first time Peter James’s work has been adapted for the stage.
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever… but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As young Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate his very first homicide case, dark forces intervene and Grace begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems.
Olivier Award-winner Ian Talbot directs an allstar cast including Les Dennis, one of Britain’s most-loved actors. His extensive theatre credits include Chicago, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Art, Skylight, the award-winning Jigsy, and he recently starred as King Arthur in the West End in Spamalot. On television he has appeared in Ricky Gervais’s Extras and Life’s Too Short, the 2013 Midsomer Murders Christmas special and finished joint runner-up in Celebrity Masterchef.
The cast also includes Claire Goose from Waking the Dead, Casualty, The Bill and SKY TV’s Mount Pleasant; Gray O’Brien, who played Tony Gordon in Coronation Street; Steven Miller from Casualty and Simona Armstrong from BBC1’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
Critical acclaim for Peter James’ The Perfect Murder
‘It’s a night for everyone, with horror, intrigue, mystery and yet plenty of comedy included. It’s terrific!’
British Theatre Guide
‘There are enough twists and turns, as well as shocks and laughs, in this thriller to keep any murder/mystery fans guessing the outcome. A cracking night out!’
Manchester Evening News