Full Cast Announced for The Perfect Murder UK Tour starring Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace

The Perfect MurderFollowing a sell-out tour of the stage adaptation of Dead Simple, earlier this year, tickets for all venues for the 2016 UK tour of The Perfect Murder, opening at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on Tuesday 2 February, are ON SALE NOW.Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews are delighted that Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will appear on stage together for the very first time in The Perfect Murder and are pleased to announce that completing the cast will be Simona Armstrong, Stephen Fletcher and Benjamin Wilkin.

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. The 2016 UK Tour opens at the Cheltenham Everyman on Tuesday 2 February before visiting Bromley, Dublin, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Brighton, Northampton, Cambridge and Coventry.

The Perfect Murder tells the story of Victor Smiley and his wife Joan who 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.

International bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James has achieved No.1 best sellers around the world, has sold over 16 million books of his Roy Grace series, and is published in 36 languages. 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 No. 1 in the Fiction charts. Peter James says of The Perfect Murder;

“It has always been my dream that one day the curtains would rise in a theatre and a play of my work would be performed. That dream came true in 2014 after a chance meeting with my old friend, producer, Joshua Andrews. The first run of The Perfect Murder, was a sell out success and we have followed that this year with an even more successful run of my best-selling book Dead Simple. To now have Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace star in The Perfect Murder really is another 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!

Award winning actors, Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace, have starred together in EastEnders for the last 13 years and their impending return to Albert Square was announced last month. They are also both well known for their numerous other TV and Theatre credits and are equally excited by their upcoming stage debut together.


The Perfect Murder – 2016 TOUR DATES

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 February Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 February Bromley, Churchill Theatre

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 February Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 February Newcastle, Theatre Royal

Monday 29 February – Saturday 5 March Edinburgh, King’s Theatre

Monday 7 – Saturday 12 March Brighton, Theatre Royal

Monday 14 – Saturday 19 March Northampton, Derngate

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 March Cambridge, Arts Theatre

Tuesday 29 March – Saturday 2 April Coventry, Belgrade Theatre

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