The Perfect Murder at Milton Keynes
PUBLISHED: 15:51 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:51 17 March 2014
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Les Dennis stars in acclaimed adaption of Peter James novel coming to Buckinghamshire.
Ever wondered how to do the perfect murder? Award winning writer Shaun McKenna has adapted crime thriller novelist Peter James’s novel for the stage.
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But Victor secretly loathes Joan and is getting attention elsewhere. And Joan is bored stiff by Victor, whose irritating ways are driving her mad. The marriage has reached a crisis point and Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever… but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As young Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate his very first homicide case, he begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems.
The Perfect Murder stars Les Dennis, one of Britain’s most-loved actors and entertainers who recently starred as King Arthur in the West End in Spamalot and finished joint runner-up in the Grand Final on BBC 1’s Celebrity Masterchef last year.
Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs an all-star cast. Alongside Les Dennis - whose extensive credits in theatre include Chicago, Legally Blond, Hairspray, Art, Skylight and his award winning role in ‘Jigsy’ and on TV in Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Life’s Too Short and the upcoming Midsommer Murders Christmas special – is Claire Goose, who starred in the BBC hit series Waking the Dead and Casualty as well as ITV’s The Bill and most recently SKY TV’s comedy-drama Mount Pleasant.
They are joined by Gray O’Brien, who recently enjoyed an award-winning three years in Coronation Street and has also starred in the TV series Titanic, Peak Practice and Casualty as well as in the West End in Sleuth; Steven Miller who starred as Lenny Lyons for three years in Casualty and whose theatre credits include The Lord of The Rings at London’s Drury Lane and Blackwatch; and finally Simona Armstrong, who the public took to their hearts in BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria.
Peter James says: “Ever since I was a small boy when my parents first took me to the theatre, I dreamed of one day having something I wrote appear on the stage, and this wonderful, extremely funny and in parts very scary adaptation on The Perfect Murder is truly a dream come true. And I do not think we could have a more perfect, murderously wonderful cast!”
Performances: Mon 31 Mar – Sat 05 Apr 7.30pm – Wed & Sat Mat 2.30pm
Tickets: £10 – 35 (Premium seats also available) when booking in person at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office or for full details when booking on-line or over the phone visit.
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee)
Groups Hotline: 01908 547609
Access Booking: 0844 871 7677 (bkg fee)
Online Booking: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee)