VIDEO: Tina Hobley leads superb soap star cast in new thriller Dead Simple

Many men hope their stag night will go down in history, but for Michael Harrison it’s a night he’ll never forget... for all the wrong reasons.

Dead Simple exploded onto the stage at Milton Keynes Theatre on Monday with an all-star soap cast.

Jamie Lomas in Dead Simple at MK Theatre

Jamie Lomas in Dead Simple at MK Theatre

Tina Hobley returns to the theatre after 12 years as ward sister Chrissie Williams in BBC 1’s Holby City and she really is the star of the show.

Her superb acting puts you on the edge of your seat as you try to work out whether or not she is all that she seems to be.

Emmerdale’s eye candy Rik Makaram is a refreshing ball of energy who lights up the stage with his charismatic performance that keeps you guessing.

It’s a test of trust the entire way through - who is keeping a secret?

Mix in a whole of host of jumpy moments that catch you off guard, Dead Simple is an excellent watch.

Despite spending most of his role horizontal in a coffin, TV heartthrob, Jamie Lomas (Michael Harrison) manages to keep you entertained as he fights for every last breath.

Of course this intriguing play wouldn’t be possible without internationally-acclaimed and award-winning writer Peter James who has gone straight in at no 1 in the Sunday Times best-seller charts seven times in the last four years with his Roy Grace series of crime thrillers.

His first play The Perfect Murder, got a five star rating when it landed at MK Theatre last year.

Now the second of James’ novels to be adapted for the stage, hits town with an all-star cast directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot.

It’s Dead Simple - don’t miss it. Runs until Saturday at MK Theatre.