Joshua Andrews and Peter James present the thrilling new stage play from the No.1 Best Selling Author.

Following his 11th consecutive Sunday Times No.1 in the UK Book Charts and the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple on stage, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to The Orchard Theatre on Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 January 2017 with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough.

Not Dead Enough was the third novel in the award winning Roy Grace series and now becomes the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. James has been acclaimed as ‘one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ (Daily Mail) and his brilliant international bestselling Roy Grace novels have been published in 36 languages and sold over 17 million copies worldwide.

Peter James (Author of Not Dead Enough)The hugely popular crime author’s latest novel, Love You Dead, is currently enjoying a third week at No.1 in the Fiction hardback charts after only 3 weeks on sale, a new record for Peter who is also the 2016 recipient of crime writing’s highest honour, the Diamond Dagger.

Following the nationwide success of The Perfect Murder with Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace earlier this year, Not Dead Enough will reunite Peter James with theatre producer Joshua Andrews, the Olivier award winning director Ian Talbot and award winning writer Shaun McKenna. Peter James says of Not Dead Enough;

“I am thrilled to be working with Josh Andrews again – he has turned my books in to smash hits on stage and it’s been a joy for me to see that happen. Not Dead Enough is one of my favourite Roy Grace novels, and it has been a hugely exciting journey to see just how brilliantly Shaun McKenna has once again adapted the twists and turns for the stage.  Shaun and Ian Talbot did such a great job with The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple and I am looking forward to them sprinkling their magic dust on another of my stories.”

On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.

The show will be at The Orchard Theatre from Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 January 2017. Pre-show dining is also available before the show. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a delicious range of, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef.  Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.

To book tickets or for more information visit or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.