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Dead Sheep – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Steve Nallon in Dead Sheep

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Every leader – political or otherwise – should be afraid of their Geoffrey. The Geoffrey in question is Geoffrey Howe, one time Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, and staunch supporter of Margaret Thatcher. Never a political firebrand, and an uneasy speaker, he was a politician who lacked the charisma ever to catch ...

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Dead Sheep – CAST, Doncaster

Steve Nallon in Dead Sheep

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Ian Talbot Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Ron Simpson The outward and visible signs are that Dead Sheep is a satire: the title based on Denis Healey’s famous gibe, the presence in the cast of Steve Nallon, once Spitting Image’s outrageously accurate Mrs. Thatcher, even the “Very Funny” press comment in the publicity material. But it is ...

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The Perfect Murder – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The Perfect Murder UK Tour - Shane Richie as Victor Smiley and Jessie Wallace as Joan Smiley

Writer: Peter James, adapted byShaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Nicole Evans Only starting life in paper form a mere six years ago, The Perfect Murder has already had huge success, both as a high flyer in the literary charts and as a play adaptation currently embarking on its second UK tour. Keeping the appeal of a repeat, but still ...

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Peter Pan – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

The Cast of Peter Pan at The New Wimbledon Theatre

Writer: JM Barrie Adaptor: Eric Potts Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Stephen Bates   For children and others who have never grown up, the great news is that it’s panto time again. Spectacle, silliness, songs and star names are all on display here and, rest assured, the dark themes of JM Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan have already walked the plank ...

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NEWS: Richie and Wallace plan The Perfect Murder

Despite a long, though often tempestuous, relationship on screen in EastEnders, producers have announced that Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace will appear onstage for the first time in a 2016 tour of Peter James’ The Perfect Murder. Opening at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, on2 February 2016,ThePerfect Murderwill then head out on a major UK tour. Directed by Olivier award winner ...

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Dead Simple – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Tim Frost   No decent detective shows on TV tonight? Then why not swap the sofa for a fold-down seat and head to the theatre to watch one live with hundreds of other murder mystery lovers. Peter James’ novels have sold 15 million copies worldwide, and his series of DS ...

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Peter James’ Dead Simple – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Shaun McKenna from the book by Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Michael Harrison has it all – a thriving property development business with his best friend, Mark; an impending marriage to the beautiful Ashley Harper and a share in over £5m stashed in a secret account in the Cayman Islands. But Michael is worried – he ...

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Dead Simple – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Joan Phillips The latest of Peter James’ murder mystery crime best-sellers adapted for the stage is called Dead Simple. But with more twists and turns than a bowl of spaghetti, it is anything but. Michael Harrison (played by Jamie Lomas) seems to have it all: a successful business; beautiful fiancée; ...

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