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Gripping stage thriller hits Theatre Seven
30 Jan 2017
by Kirsty Smallman

The stars of the small screen will be taking to the boards of Shropshire’s Theatre Severn this year for the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James’ Not Dead Enough.

And we cannot wait!

Bill Ward, well-known for his multi award-winning turn as the villainous Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and who left ITV’s Emmerdale in a murderous exit last October, will play Peter James’ famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

He will appear alongside presenter and 2016 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Laura Whitmore when the production visits Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury in May.

Laura Whitmore (Not Dead Enough, by Peter James). Photo by Helen Maybanks 135_1

2016 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Laura Whitmore

Following Peter James’ 11th consecutive Sunday Times No.1 in the UK Book Charts and the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple on stage, the work of Peter James returns to theatres in January 2017.

On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.

Bill and Laura are also joined on stage by award winning actor Stephen Billington, best known for television roles in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks as well as film roles including the Academy Award winning Braveheart.

Not Dead Enough is the third novel in the award winning Roy Grace series and now becomes the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. James has been acclaimed as ‘one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ and his brilliant international bestselling Roy Grace novels have been published in 36 languages and sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

So, with a story from a multi-million selling author, played out on stage by a star-studded cast, tickets for the show – running from May 8th for a week – are set to sell out quickly!

They are available now from the venue Box Office, by telephone (01743 281281) and online at www.theatresevern.co.uk

We will see you there!