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Dead Simple – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Peter James Adapted by Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Maggie Constable Last year, audiences at Milton Keynes Theatre gave Peter James’ first staging of one of his novels, The Perfect Murder, a top rating. What will it be this week as we experience Dead Simple by the acclaimed writer, directed by award-winner Ian Talbot? We pretty soon discover ...

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Dead Simple – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Murder most foul is what one expects from the pen of best-selling author of whodunits, Peter James. This stage adaptation of James’ most famous book, directed by Olivier Award-winner Ian Talbot, does not disappoint. Michael Harrison is riding high with a great career, loads of friends and a beautiful fiancée – ...

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Peter James’ Dead Simple – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There's something satisfying about a good old theatrical thriller that drags you to the edge of your seat and keeps you there until the curtain falls. And that's what Shaun McKenna achieves in his second adaptation of a Peter James crime novel: following on the heels of last ...

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Dead Simple – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Peter James Adaptor: Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Kris Hallett The thriller and the theatre have been bedfellows for years. FromGaslighttoSleuththe West End and the regions used to house them regularly but in recent years they have disappeared from the repertory somewhat. So it’s refreshing to see Peter James’Dead Simplego full out on the thriller without the in-jokes ...

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Dead Simple – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: James Garrington Peter James is a prolific author of crime drama, and his hero, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, has become a very popular character among the crime-reading public. Dead Simple is the book that introduced Grace to the world and has sold over two million copies to date. It is also the second ...

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Cinderella – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Writer: Eric Potts Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Alex Ramon   “PANTO’S ALIVE!!!” bellows the inimitable Brian Blessed as the audience takes its seats at this year’s New Wimbledon Theatre pantomime. And with a packed, enthusiastic crowd at this theatre and many (many) pantos on offer elsewhere, it certainly seems like this most curious yet most beloved of British theatrical traditions ...

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The Perfect Murder – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Peter James Adapted for stage by Shaun McKenna Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Barbara Michaels   What makes the perfect murder? To tell would give away the plot of this comedy thriller adapted from Peter James’ best-selling novel of that title. Transferring the page to the stage is no easy task but can work brilliantly. Unfortunately, despite the shock-horror impact ...

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The Perfect Murder – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: Peter James Director: Ian Talbot Reviewer: Pete Benson Peter James is a British writer of Crime fiction. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series is an international best seller. He holds the distinction as the first author ever to publish an electronic novel. James is no stranger to Film and television but A Perfect Murder is his first foray into ...

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