Following the nationwide success of The Perfect Murder this year, Dead Simple, Peter James’ all-time best-selling novel, will be the second claustrophobically thrilling stage adaptation in conjunction with producer Joshua Andrews (The Perfect Murder, A Streetcar Named Desire).
The cast includes Tina Hobley (Holby City) as Ashley Harper, Jamie Lomas (Eastenders, Hollyoaks) as Michael Harrison, Gray O’ Brien (Coronation Street) as Detective Roy Grace, Rik Makarem (Emmerdale, Torchwood) in the role of Mark Warren and Michael McKell (Doctors, Emmerdale) as Bradley Cunningham to complete the all-star lead cast.
The cast is completed by Joshua Brown as Davey Wheeler, Marc Small as Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson, Sarah Baxendale as Zoe Frame and Alan Freestone as Robbo.
Michael Harrison thinks he has it all; great career, good friends and a beautiful fiancée. But when his stag night prank goes horribly wrong, Michael finds himself alone and staring death in the face. As time runs out and the terror grows, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to solve his mysterious disappearance, but begins to fear that Michael will never be found in time.
Olivier Award-winner Ian Talbot directs this all-star cast in this gripping, chilling, thriller that has all the classic suspense, twists and turns of a best-selling Peter James novel.
Author Peter James said of the casting:
“As a writer, all my characters begin in my mind. I flesh them out for the printed page. But nothing can compare to the joy of seeing them turn into real flesh and blood. We were blessed with both casts of The Perfect Murder and we are just as blessed now with the cast for Dead Simple. All of them are actors I really admire and respect, and to see them come together, for the first time, at the read-through of the play was a truly magical experience for me.”
Dead Simple runs at New Alexandra Theatre from 29 June to 4 July. For more information and to book tickets visit atgtickets.com/birmingham.
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