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Peter James Wish You Were Dead Tour

Peter James’ Wish You Were Dead brings DSI Roy Grace back to the stage in 2023.

Wish You Were Dead Tour

The stage adaptation of Peter James’ Wish You Were Dead featuring DSI Roy Grace kicks off its UK Tour at the Churchill Theatre Bromley in February 2023.

The stage play Wish You Were Dead follows DSI Roy Grace and Cleo Morey as they take a much-needed holiday together. Cleo hopes that she will finally get Grace to herself for a few days and away from his crime-solving exploits. But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them.

This will be the sixth stage adaptation of Peter James’ best-selling novels. Previously produced were Looking Good Dead (2022), The House On Cold Hill (2019), Not Dead Enough (2017), The Perfect Murder (2016) and Dead Simple (2015). Wish You Were Dead makes this the most successful crime thriller franchise since Agatha Christie.

Peter James said: “I have always loved live theatre, so it’s been thrilling to watch how much audiences around the UK have loved the plays. Theatre and the escapism it provides us all is so important – particularly now. Inside the safe cocoon of a theatre, audiences love to be on the edge of their seats and sometimes shocked, always hoping when that final curtain falls, order will have been restored and the world will seem just a little bit of a better place. I am incredibly grateful for the support regional theatres and their audiences have shown our plays and it will be fantastic to see another one of my books being adapted for the stage – the sixth one! – and audiences enjoying it, in 2023.

Adapted by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna, who has adapted the five previous Peter James plays, the production will also reunite the creative team from Looking Good Dead, with Jonathan O’Boyle directing, Design by Michael Holt, Lighting by Jason Taylor and Sound by Max Pappenheim.



Who is Peter James?

Peter James is a number one bestselling author of crime and thriller novels and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. He has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list 19 times and has achieved global book sales of over 21 million copies which have been translated into 37 languages. Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, he has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career which also included writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, which he also executive produced.

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