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Dead Simple tour opens soon

Rik Makarem in cast for stage adaptation of Peter James’ best-selling novel.

Rik Makarem

Following the nationwide success of The Perfect Murder, 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). Dead Simple opens at Dartford’s Orchard Theatre this month.

The cast includes Tina Hobley (Holby City) as Ashley Harper, Jamie Lomas (Eastenders, Hollyoaks) as Michael Harrison and Gray O’ Brien (Coronation Street) as Detective Roy Grace, as well as Rik Makarem (Emmerdale, Torchwood) in the role of Mark Warren and Michael McKell (Doctors, Emmerdale) as Bradley Cunningham.

Rik Makarem is best known for starring for four years in Emmerdale but has also appeared in the BBC’s Torchwood and ITV’s Foyle’s War. A classically trained actor from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Rik is a previous winner of the prestigious Laurence Olivier Bursary in association with the Society of London Theatre. His theatre credits include Passing By at the Tristan Bates theatre and The Dishwashers starring alongside David Essex.

Michael Harrison thinks he has it all; great career, good friends and a beautiful fiancée. But when his stag night prank goes horribly wrong, Michael finds himself alone and staring death in the face. As time runs out and the terror grows, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to solve his mysterious disappearance, but begins to fear that Michael will never be found in time.

Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs an all-star cast led by Tina Hobley who returns to the stage having graced TV screens for the last 12 years as ward sister Chrissie Williams in the BBC 1’s Holby City as well as roles in Coronation Street and Harbour Lights.

Dead Simple is the second of James’ novels to be adapted by Shaun McKenna and produced by Peter James and Joshua Andrews in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark at the Booking Office.

Dead Simple Tour 2015 Tour Dates

** Tina Hobley Is Confirmed To Perform Until Saturday 2nd May

Wed 14 – Sat 17 January Box Office: 01322 220000
Dartford Orchard Theatre Www.Orchardtheatre.Co.Uk **

Tues 20 – Sat 24 January Box Office: 01603 630000
Norwich Theatre Royal Www.Theatreroyalnorwich.Co.Uk **

Mon 26 – Sat 31 January Box Office: 024 7655 3055
Coventry Belgrade Theatre Www.Belgrade.Co.Uk **

Mon 2 – Sat 7 February Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Edinburgh King’s Theatre Www.Edtheatres.Com **

Mon 9 – Sat 14 February Box Office: 01684 892 277
Malvern Theatre Www.Malvern-Theatres.Co.Uk **

Mon 16 – 21 February Box Office: 01223 503333
Cambridge Arts Theatre Www.Cambridgeartstheatre.Com **

Mon 23 – Sat 28 February Box Office: 0844 871 7627
Brighton Theatre Royal Www.Atgtickets.Com/Brighton**

Mon 2 – Sat 7 March Box Office: 0844 871 3018
Manchester Opera House Www.Atgtickets.Com/Manchester **

Mon 9 – Sat 14 March Box Office: 0844 871 7651
Richmond Theatre Www.Atgtickets.Com/Richmond **

Tues 14 – Sat 18 April Box Office: 0115 989 5555 **
Nottingham Theatre Royal Www.Trch.Co.Uk

Mon 20 – Sat 25 April Box Office: 01793 524 481 **
Swindon Wyvern Theatre Www.Swindontheatres.Co.Uk

Tues 28 April – Sat 2 May Box Office: 023 8071 1811 **
Southampton Mayflower Www.Mayflower.Org.Uk

Tue 5 – Sat 9 May Box Office: 0844 871 7645
Woking New Victoria Theatre Www.Atgtickets.Com/Woking

Mon 11 – Sat 16 May Box Office: 01225 448844
Bath Theatre Royal Www.Theatreroyal.Org.Uk

Mon 18 – Sat 23 May Box Office: 0844 871 7627
Glasgow Theatre Royal Www.Atgtickets.Com/Glasgow

Tues 26 – Sat 30 May Box Office: 0844 811 2121
Newcastle Theatre Royal Www.Theatreroyal.Co.Uk

Tues 2 – Sat 6 June Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Cardiff New Theatre Www.Newtheatrecardiff.Co.Uk/

Mon 8 – Sat 13 June Box Office: 0844 871 7652
Milton Keynes Theatre Www.Atgtickets.Com/Miltonkeynes

Mon 15 – Sat 20 June Box Office: 01872 262466
Truro Hall For Cornwall Www.Hallforcornwall.Co.Uk

Mon 22 – Sat 27 June Box Office: 01702 351135
Southend Palace Theatre Www.Southendtheatres.Org.Uk

Mon 29 June – Sat 4 July Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre Www.Atgtickets.Com

Mon 6 – Sat 11 July Box Office: 01227 787787
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre Www.Marlowetheatre.Com

Mon 13th – Sat 18th July Box Office: 01903 206206
Worthing, Connaught Theatre Www.Worthingtheatres.Co.Uk

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