Crime is Dead Simple for Peter James at Milton Keynes Theatre

 Jamie Lomas in Dead Simple
Jamie Lomas in Dead Simple

Not a play for claustrophobic actors. Crime writer Peter James follows up his successful Perfect Murder with a second Roy Grace thriller, Dead Simple, which comes to Milton Keynes Theatre next month.

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 begins to fear that Michael will never be found in time.

Dead Simple

Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning writer Peter James has gone straight in at no 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller charts seven times in the last four years with his Roy Grace series of crime thrillers.

Last year, audiences at Milton Keynes Theatre gave the author’s first stage outing, The Perfect Murder, a five star rating.

This is the second of James’ novels to be adapted for the stage.

Directed by Ian Talbot, the cast features TV favourites Tina Hobley (Holby City); EastEnders and Hollyoaks heartthrob, Jamie Lomas; Emmerdale’s Rik Makaram; Doctors’ star Michael McKell and Gray O’Brien (Corrie) who plays cop Roy Grace.

Author Peter James said: “I really admire and respect all of the actors in Dead Simple 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 Milton Keynes Theatre from June 8-13.

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