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Les Dennis attempts the Perfect Murder

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 13, 2014

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FOR a scintillating look at how to commit the perfect murder, head to Hall For Cornwall next week to see a show with murder very much in mind.

The Perfect Murder will star Les Dennis, one of Britain's most-loved actors and entertainers, recently seen starring as King Arthur in the West End in Spamalot and as joint runner-up in BBC One's Celebrity Masterchef.

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 play is based on the book of the same name by international bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James – who has sold over 15 million books of his Roy Grace series and been published in 36 languages. The Perfect Murder spent 15 weeks at No 1 in the book charts.

Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs an all-star cast. Alongside Les Dennis will be Claire Goose, who starred in the BBC hit series Waking The Dead and Casualty as well as ITV's The Bill and most recently Sky TV's comedy-drama Mount Pleasant.

They are joined by Gray O'Brien, who recently enjoyed an award-winning three years in Coronation Street and has also starred in the TV series Titanic, Peak Practice and Casualty as well as in the West End in Sleuth; Steven Miller, who starred as Lenny Lyons for three years in Casualty, and Simona Armstrong, who the public took to their hearts in BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria.

The Perfect Murder is at Hall For Cornwall from Monday to Saturday next week at 7.30pm, with matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Peter James is going to do a book signing and Q&A after the first performance.

Call the box office on 01872 262466 or book online at www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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