Peter James World Premiere Stage Adaption is at Milton Keynes this week πŸ’€

Nearly the end of April? How in the world did that happen?!

The days are longer now, and rocking up to the theatre for the evening is now most definitely a daylight experience once more.

I was at Milton Keynes Theatre to see Peter James Wish You Were Dead. A play based on the novella by Peter James of the same name, which has been exclusively adapted for stage.

Wish You Were Dead is a Roy Grace story, a highly acclaimed (and successful) detective crime series from Peter James.

But in this play, there’s a twist (isn’t there always when it comes to detectives?!). Well, in this one, the detective is on holiday! He’s signed off. Out of office on. Bags packed. Holiday home headed.

But crime doesn’t take holidays, so what’s a Roy Grace to do? He might be in trouble!

Starring George Rainsford as Roy Grace. George is well known for his roles on BBC’s Casualty and Call The Midwife. Giovanna Fletcher as Cleo Grace. From CBeebies The Baby Club and was crowned ‘queen of the castle’ after winning I’m a Celeb! in 2020. Giovanna is also a successful podcaster and is a writer herself too! And Clive Mantle as Curtis. Holby City, Casualty, The Vicar of Dibley.

I found this play a game of two halves. One that terrified and one that shockified. Throughout was thick enough to cut atmosphere, helped by the lighting sounds and very clever set. It was tense! Particularly the first half, which I loved!

Wish You Were Dead follows a textbook formula for a good thriller. If you’re already a Roy Grace fan, I’m sure you will delight in seeing it brought to life on stage and especially by these loved well known faces.

And for novices like me, I think I might have to nose dive into the nearest Peter James book.

Wish You Were Dead is at Milton Keynes Theatre Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April 2023

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support. πŸ–€