Dead Lies

Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,


  • Sex
  • Violence
20 May, 7:30pm
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Dead Lies is a fast-moving, hard-hitting English thriller with a political background from No.1 Best Selling Crime Novelist Hilary Bonner.


Directed by Joe Harmston (The Lover and The Collection), the cast includes Holby City actor Jeremy Edwards who plays would be Prime Minister Peter George alongside Alicia Charles (Coronation Street) who plays Kate Compton, Press Secretary to Peter George, Portia Booroff (Doctors) as Peter’s devoted wife Jo George, and Claire Dyson (Made In Italy), as ex-supermodel Stephanie Jones. Making his UK tour debut is George Verghis in the role of campaign manager James Gillen.


Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George, 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?


Watch the trailer HERE.


Expect the unexpected. No one is safe.


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


Not recommended for children under 16 due to themes of sex, drugs and murder. No strobe lighting, but there may be sudden noises and light flashes.


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Show information

ACT 1 1 Hour
Interval 20 Mins
ACT 2 1 Hour
  • Sex

  • Violence

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Ticket Prices

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65+, Under 18s and Friends of The Grand

£3 off

18 to 26s


1894 Club | SILVER & GOLD

£4 off

1894 Club | DIAMOND

£7 off


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Jeremy Edwards

Peter George

Alicia Charles

Kate Compton

Portia Booroff

Jo George

Claire Dyson dead

Stephanie Jones

Red Entertainment


Hilary Bonner


Joe Harmston


Sean Cavanagh

Set & Costume Designer

Andrew Ellis

Lighting Designer

Louise Rhoades-Brown

Video Designer

Tom Lishman

Sound Designer


“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 whydunni

- – Harmston

Dead Lies