Committing the perfect crime

The Perfect Murder: But will all go as planned?
The Perfect Murder: But will all go as planned?

Have you ever thought about how to commit the perfect murder?

Cheating on someone might be enough to make thoughts turn to the dark side...a fact not unnoticed by international best selling crime thriller novelist Peter James.

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 is about to get a nasty surprise.

As young Detective Roy starts to investigate his very first homicide case, he begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems...

Peter has sold millions of books, but has never before had his work adapted for the stage.

Until now, that is.

“Ever since I was a small boy when my parents first took me to the theatre, I dreamed of one day having something I wrote appear on the stage, and this wonderful, extremely funny and in parts very scary adaptation on The Perfect Murder is truly a dream come true,” Peter said.

“And I do not think we could have a more perfect, murderously wonderful cast!”

That cast certainly is a swell one, with Les Dennis, Claire Goose, Gray O’Brien, Steven Miller and Simona Armstrong at the helm.

Since it opened on stage in January, The Perfect Murder – which has been adapted for the stage by award winning writer Shaun McKenna –has already taken more than one million pounds at the box office.

It begins a six day stay at MK Theatre from Monday.

Tickets start at £10 and rise to £35.

To book your seats, call 0844 871 7652 or hop onto the computer and visit

> Susan Boyle is at the venue this evening, but the lady with the voice is big business and all tickets are a long time sold out, so we’ll not chirp on about it...