The text 'Dead Lies' in captial letters against a mustard yellow background.

Dead Lies - on sale 30 April

Posted on: Friday 16 April 2021

Dead Lies is a fast-moving, hard-hitting political English thriller from No.1 Best Selling Crime

Novelist Hilary Bonner.

Offering a feast of murder, scandal, sexual indiscretion and political intrigue, this World
Premiere of Dead Lies stars Olivier Award nominee Clive Mantle (Casualty, Holby City,
Game of Thrones); Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous); John Lyons (Touch of Frost);
Jacqueline Leonard (Doctors, EastEnders, Peak Practice), Patrick Pearson (The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel) & Ashford Campbell (9to5, Dreamgirls).

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.

On at the Pomegranate Theatre from Tue 5 Oct - Sat 9 Oct 2021. Tickets on sale Fri 30th April at 10am.

Dead Lies Casting

 

Dead Lies - on sale 30 April

Dead Lies is a fast-moving, hard-hitting political English thriller from No.1 Best Selling Crime

Novelist Hilary Bonner.

Offering a feast of murder, scandal, sexual indiscretion and political intrigue, this World
Premiere of Dead Lies stars Olivier Award nominee Clive Mantle (Casualty, Holby City,
Game of Thrones); Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous); John Lyons (Touch of Frost);
Jacqueline Leonard (Doctors, EastEnders, Peak Practice), Patrick Pearson (The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel) & Ashford Campbell (9to5, Dreamgirls).

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.

On at the Pomegranate Theatre from Tue 5 Oct - Sat 9 Oct 2021. Tickets on sale Fri 30th April at 10am.

Dead Lies Casting