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Coronation Street's Richard Hawley joins Dead Lies cast

Posted on: Tuesday 26 October 2021

Coronation Street’s Johnny Connor died on Friday and is resurrected on Monday as actor Richard Hawley joins the cast of Dead Lies

Hawley portray’s the country’s future Prime Minister with a dark past, in this political thriller by Best Selling Crime Novelist Hilary Bonner.

Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George (Clive Mantle), a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and spin.

He is welcomed as a messiah by the British public and expected to restore trust in a broken political system. But a shocking secret lies in the past of our country’s hero.As buried truths rise from the ashes, will his rise to power be destroyed by ghosts from another time?

Personal and political influences begin to shake the faith of those closest to him, and a media cascade threatens to bring down Britain’s new saviour. How far will he go to save his own career, and how far will those around him go to save their own skins?

Expect the unexpected. No one is safe.

“Hilary does that rare thing writing a thriller for the stage: like Agatha Christie, she puts psychology first, making Dead Lies the best sort of whydunnit” - Harmston

Dead Lies is a roller-coaster ride of a play, packed with twists and turns until the very last scene.

Dead Lies is on at the Pomegranate Theatre from Tue 10 - Thu 12 May 2022. To book tickets please see the Dead Lies event listing or contact the Box Office on 01246 345 222.

Coronation Street's Richard Hawley joins Dead Lies cast

Coronation Street’s Johnny Connor died on Friday and is resurrected on Monday as actor Richard Hawley joins the cast of Dead Lies

Hawley portray’s the country’s future Prime Minister with a dark past, in this political thriller by Best Selling Crime Novelist Hilary Bonner.

Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George (Clive Mantle), a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and spin.

He is welcomed as a messiah by the British public and expected to restore trust in a broken political system. But a shocking secret lies in the past of our country’s hero.As buried truths rise from the ashes, will his rise to power be destroyed by ghosts from another time?

Personal and political influences begin to shake the faith of those closest to him, and a media cascade threatens to bring down Britain’s new saviour. How far will he go to save his own career, and how far will those around him go to save their own skins?

Expect the unexpected. No one is safe.

“Hilary does that rare thing writing a thriller for the stage: like Agatha Christie, she puts psychology first, making Dead Lies the best sort of whydunnit” - Harmston

Dead Lies is a roller-coaster ride of a play, packed with twists and turns until the very last scene.

Dead Lies is on at the Pomegranate Theatre from Tue 10 - Thu 12 May 2022. To book tickets please see the Dead Lies event listing or contact the Box Office on 01246 345 222.

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