It’s Strictly Murder for TV bad guy Brian Capron

Former Corrie serial killer Brian Capron has returned to the stage to star in a national tour of Brian Clemens’ classic crime thriller, Strictly Murder, which comes to Bedfordshire’s Grove Theatre next month.

In a world where no one is who they first appear to be, and a surplus of dark secrets are revealed, are you ready to solve this crafty whodunit?

Talking Scarlet’s Strictly Murder stars stars Brian Capron (Coronation Street / Where The Heart Is / Grange Hill / Celebrity Masterchef), Corrine Wicks (Doctors / Emmerdale), Gary Turner (Emmerdale), Lara Lemon and Andrew Fettes.

April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war.

Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be.

Suzy’s life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run.

Then a Scotland Yard detective arrives and events become even more complicated and frightening.

Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.

Brian Clemens, a long-time resident of Ampthill, was responsible for some of television’s greatest shows of the 1960s-1980s including The Avengers, Danger Man, The Professionals, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Baron, The Persuaders!, The Protectors and The Adventurer.

He also wrote episodes of Remington Steele, Bergerac, Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense, Perry Mason and Dick Van Dyke’s Diagnosis: Murder. He died in 2015.

Strictly Murder is directed by the playwright’s son, Samuel Clemens, and plays at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre on July 11 and 12 as part of a national tour.

Remaining 2017 tour dates

Until Thursday, Harrogate Theatre
June 16/17, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
June 20-24, Festival Theatre, Malvern
June 26-28, Playhouse Theatre, Weston-super-Mare
July 3-5, Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
July 11/12, Grove Theatre, Dunstable
July 14/15, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
July 24/25, Westcliff Palace Theatre
August 10-12, Buxton Opera House
August 15-19, Grand Theatre Swansea
September 8-10, Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
September 11-13, Key Theatre, Peterborough
September 26-30, Rose Theatre, Kingston
October 19-21, Corby Cube.

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