Peter James’ The Perfect Murder is adapted for stage

Date Posted: 18/09/2013

Bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James is to have his novel, The Perfect Murder, adapted for the stage for a UK tour, visiting venues including The Mayflower in Southampton and Bath Theatre Royal.

The Perfect Murder, which spent 15 weeks at number one in the book charts, has been adapted by Shaun McKenna and will tour from 8th January until 26th April.

School groups can see Les Dennis starring in the play, as well as Claire Goose, Gray O’Brien, Steven Miller and Simona Armstrong.


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.

The Perfect Murder UK tour dates

Dartford Orchard: 8th – 11th January
Bath Theatre Royal: 13th – 18th January
Norwich Theatre Royal: 20th – 25th January
Brighton Theatre Royal: 27th January – 1st February
The Mayflower, Southampton: 3rd – 8th February
Truro Hall for Cornwall: 17th – 22nd February
Richmond Theatre: 22nd – 26th April

School trip organisers should contact their chosen venue for group rates and discounts.

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