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The Perfect Murder


Theatre Royal Brighton

Mon 7 – Sat 12 March 2016

Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm


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Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace appear on stage together for the first time in the 2016 production of THE PERFECT MURDER.

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 a 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 quite as it seems ……..

Directed by Olivier award winner Ian Talbot and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, this highly acclaimed dark comedy thriller delighted and frightened audiences across the country in 2014, with its darkly funny and gripping storyline.

International bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James has had numerous No.1 best sellers around the world, has sold over 16 million books of his Roy Grace series and is published in 36 languages.


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THE PERFECT MURDER spent 15 weeks at No 1, remaining for 50 weeks in the iBooks Top 10 and his most recent novel, You Are Dead, is currently in its 8th week in the Sunday Times Top 10, having reached No.1 earlier this year.

Peter James says;

To have Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace star in THE PERFECT MURDER really is a dream come true. Shane has been a fan of my books for a while, as I have been of Shane.

He and Jessie have been loved on television by huge audiences over a number of years, which just goes to show how great they are together and I can’t wait to see Shane and Jessie planning to murder each other on stage every night!

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will be starring  during their break from EastEnders.

The award winning actors, who have starred together in EastEnders for the last 13 years and are also both well known for their numerous other TV and Theatre credits, are equally excited by their upcoming stage debut together;

Shane said;

It’s an honour to be attached to Peter James work as I’m such a fan of his books!”

Jessie added; 

As soon as I read the script, I knew I had to do it! “Watch out because sparks are going to fly and it’s the perfect murder!”

THE PERFECT MURDER is adapted by Shaun McKenna from the novel by Peter James, directed by Ian Talbot, booked by The Booking Office and produced by Joshua Andrews and Peter James.


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