A stage adaption of Peter James’ Looking Good Dead will be touring the UK in 2022.
The new play is the fifth of James’ novel to be brought to the stage following The House on Cold Hill with Joe McFadden and Rita Simons in 2019, Not Dead Enough with Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore in 2017, The Perfect Murder with Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace in 2016 and Dead Simple with Tina Hobley in 2015.
A synopsis teases: “No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder.
“Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.”
Looking Good Dead 2022 UK tour tickets, dates and venues
25 January 2022 - 29 January 2022
31 January 2022 - 05 February 2022
07 February 2022 - 12 February 2022
14 February 2022 - 19 February 2022
21 February 2022 - 26 February 2022
28 February 2022 - 05 March 2022
07 March 2022 - 12 March 2022
14 March 2022 - 19 March 2022
21 March 2022 - 26 March 2022
29 March 2022 - 02 April 2022
04 April 2022 - 09 April 2022
18 April 2022 - 23 April 2022
25 April 2022 - 30 April 2022
Meet the cast!
Adam Woodyatt will star as Tom Bryce with Laurie Brett as Kellie Bryce with the pair previously famously starring as husband and wife Ian and Jane Beale in BBC’s EastEnders
They’ll be joined by Harry Long as detective Roy Grace, Ian Houghton as Jonas, Leon Stewart as Branson, Gemma Stroyan as Bella, Luke Ward-Wilkinson as Max Bryce, Mylo McDonald as Mick and Natalie Boakye as Janie.
Looking Good Dead is adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle with design by Michael Holt, lighting design by Jason Taylor. The Composer and Sound Designer is Max Pappenheim.
Peter James said: “I can scarcely believe this is the fifth of my novels to be adapted for the stage. It has been a tremendous thrill to see my characters so brilliantly brought to life, and it has been quite humbling to have seen such passion and enthusiasm, repeatedly, from audiences around the nation”