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BWW Reviews: DEAD SIMPLE, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, June 29 2015BWW Reviews: DEAD SIMPLE, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, June 29 2015
by Jenny Antill - Jun 30, 2015

Peter James is synonymous when referring to crime fiction. Following the acclaim received by the stage adaptation of A Perfect Murder last year, Dead Simple is the next novel to receive the same treatment (adapted by Shaun McKenna). The book was an overnight sensation and is now a number one best-seller so it was clearly an obvious choice for the producers. Based on James' research, it seems that the vast majority of people fear fear itself. Breaking this down further, the fear of being alone and in this story's case, being buried alive. This is a seemingly universal fear that James experienced head on when writing this book! (more...)

DEAD SIMPLE to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyDEAD SIMPLE to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

DEAD Simple, the second stage adaptation of a Peter James novel, comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (July). (more...)

DEAD SIMPLE Coming to Theatre Royal GlasgowDEAD SIMPLE Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist will return to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date Dead Simple. A host of famous faces - including Gray O'Brien (Coronation Street) as Detective Roy Grace, Jamie Lomas (Eastenders, Hollyoaks) as Michael Harrison, Rik Makarem (Emmerdale, Torchwood) as Mark Warren, Michael McKell (Doctors, Emmerdale) as Bradley Cunningham and introducing Glasgow actress Gemma Stroyan (Taggart) as Ashley Harper - bring the next claustrophobically thrilling instalment of Peter James' work to life at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 18 until Saturday 23 May 2015. (more...)

West End's Park Theatre Announces Lineup for Upcoming SeasonWest End's Park Theatre Announces Lineup for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

As Park Theatre, which won the 'Fringe Theatre of the Year' in the Stage 2015 awards, celebrates its second birthday, Artistic Director Jez Bond today announces its new season of work, including eight new writing world premieres alongside a number of exciting revivals. Alistair McGowan leads the cast in Jonathan Maitland's An Audience with Jimmy Savile; drawing extensively on material from genuine interviews, transcripts and TV shows, this is the first play to explore the most shocking sex scandal of our time. This is followed by striking new family drama The Gathered Leaves by Andrew Keatley and a new play by Craig Baxter, inspired by the work of Anthony Trollope. Lady Anna: All At Sea has been commissioned by the Trollope Society as part of the Trollop Bicentennial Celebrations. Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs, Downstairs) kicks off the autumn with his financial sector dark comedy Roaring Trade, which is followed by the UK debut of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winning play Dinner with Friends. (more...)

I NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL to Play Leicester Square, Brighton Fringe This SpringI NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL to Play Leicester Square, Brighton Fringe This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The award-winning musical comedy I Need A Doctor: The Whosical are pleased to announce their return run to The Leicester Square Theatre 6th - 12th April and Brighton Fringe Festival 1st - 4th May 2015 following their successful tours 2014 and sell out performances at Leicester Square Theatre, The Lowry and Edinburgh Fringe 2014. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park TheatreFull Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The true story of how Mrs. Thatcher, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. (more...)

Tina Hobley and Jamie Lomas Lead Stage Premiere of DEAD SIMPLE at Belgrade Theatre CoventryTina Hobley and Jamie Lomas Lead Stage Premiere of DEAD SIMPLE at Belgrade Theatre Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Following in the wake of last year's hugely successful production of The Perfect Murder, Dead Simple - Peter James' all-time best-selling novel will be brought to life on stage for the first time in a thrilling new adaptation which will visit the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Mon 26 - Sat 31 Jan 2015. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for DEAD SIMPLE 2015 UK TourComplete Casting Announced for DEAD SIMPLE 2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

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). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 28, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a well-crafted, old-fashioned murder mystery, the comic touches of which cannot quite compensate for the hideous characters portrayed. (more...)

I NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL to Play Leicester Square Theatre 28th Oct - 2nd NovI NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL to Play Leicester Square Theatre 28th Oct - 2nd Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The award-winning musical comedy I Need A Doctor: The Whosical will run at The Leicester Square Theatre 28th October - 2nd November 2014 following their successful spring tour 2014 and Edinburgh Fringe 2013/2014. For more details please visit http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/whats-on/comedy (more...)

Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas & More to Star in DEAD SIMPLE UK TourTina Hobley, Jamie Lomas & More to Star in DEAD SIMPLE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder - which recently opened its autumn tour at the Canterbury Marlowe to further rave reviews - the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist will return to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date Dead Simple. A host of famous faces including Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas and Gray O' Brien are to bring the next claustrophobically thrilling instalment of Peter James' work to life on stage when the tour opens in Dartford in January. (more...)

First Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe TheatreFirst Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The first stage adaptation of the work of international best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James comes to Canterbury next month. With its darkly comic and thrilling storyline, The Perfect Murder was a success on the first leg of its tour earlier this year. Now set for an extended run, which opens at The Marlowe Theatre on Tuesday 2 September, it has been recast and stars Robert Daws and Dawn Steele. (more...)

First Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe TheatreFirst Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The first stage adaptation of the work of international best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James comes to Canterbury next month. With its darkly comic and thrilling storyline, The Perfect Murder was a success on the first leg of its tour earlier this year. Now set for an extended run, which opens at The Marlowe Theatre today 2 September, it has been recast and stars Robert Daws and Dawn Steele. (more...)

First Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe TheatreFirst Stage Adaptation of Thriller Novelist Peter James Premieres in Canterbury at the Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The first stage adaptation of the work of international best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James comes to Canterbury next month. With its darkly comic and thrilling storyline, The Perfect Murder was a success on the first leg of its tour earlier this year. Now set for an extended run, which opens at The Marlowe Theatre on Tuesday 2 September, it has been recast and stars Robert Daws and Dawn Steele. (more...)

Peter James' DEAD SIMPLE to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow in 2015Peter James' DEAD SIMPLE to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder this year, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date and the first book that featured James' now famous character of Detective Roy Grace - Dead Simple. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of Peter James' Novel DEAD SIMPLE to Launch UK Tour in 2015Stage Adaptation of Peter James' Novel DEAD SIMPLE to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder this year, the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist returns to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date and the first book that featured James' now famous character of Detective Roy Grace - Dead Simple. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, July 2 2014BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, July 2 2014
by Jenny Antill - Jul 3, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun premiered on Broadway nearly 70 years ago and many productions have graced stages across the world ever since then, plus a major MGM film in 1950 starring Betty Hutton. There has been a wide array of leading ladies who have played Annie Oakley including Ethel Merman, Dolores Gray, Suzi Quatro, Bernadette Peters, Jane Horrocks to name but a few and the show has been a huge international hit. (more...)

I NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL Set for Leicester Square Theatre, 28 October - 2 NovemberI NEED A DOCTOR: THE WHOSICAL Set for Leicester Square Theatre, 28 October - 2 November
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The award-winning musical comedy returns to Edinburgh Fringe 2014 following its spring tour in an all-new regenerated format. (more...)

Robert Daws, Dawn Steele & Gray O' Brien to Star THE PERFECT MURDER UK Tour this AutumnRobert Daws, Dawn Steele & Gray O' Brien to Star THE PERFECT MURDER UK Tour this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Having delighted and frightened audiences across the country from Bath to Glasgow with its darkly comic and thrilling storyline, Peter James' best-selling novel, The Perfect Murder is set for an extended run starring Robert Daws and Dawn Steele. Following nation-wide critical and audience acclaim, the autumn run of The Perfect Murder also sees the return of Gray O'Brien and opens at the Canterbury Marlowe on September 2nd 2014. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of Peter James' THE PERFECT MURDER Plays King's Theatre Glasgow, Now thru 22 MarchStage Adaptation of Peter James' THE PERFECT MURDER Plays King's Theatre Glasgow, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

International best selling crime thriller novelist Peter James - who has sold over 15 million books of his Roy Grace series and been published in 36 languages - has had his work produced for the stage for the very first time. The Perfect Murder, which spent 15 weeks at No.1 in the book charts, has been adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna. (more...)

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