Bestselling crime writer Peter James has chosen Dartford once again for the world premiere of an adaptation of one of his thillers.

Not Dead Enough will open at the Orchard Theatre from January 25 to 28 next year.

The same theatre also had the premieres of the two previous stage adaptations of his work, The Perfect Murder in 2014 and Dead Simple last year and this latest production will see James re-team with producer Josh Andrews, Olivier winning director Ian Talbot and award-winning writer Shaun McKenna.

He said: “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.”

Not Dead Enough is the third in James’ Roy Grace series, which have sold over 17 million copies worldwide in 36 languages. His latest novel, Love You Dead, is currently top of the fiction hardback charts.

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