Tuesday, 9 June 2015

REVIEW: Dead simple at MK Theatre

Screams, surprises and lots of blood in this whodunit

Jamie Lomas and Tina Hobley as Michael and Ashley in Dead Simple. 

There were screams and lots of blood when a nightmare scenario unfolded on-stage at MK Theatre last night. A stag do prank goes horribly wrong in the adaptation of Peter James’ Dead Simple, with the main character trapped underground in a coffin thanks to his friends.

It’s a riveting story, played out sometimes in complete darkness, making the audience feel trapped along with him. Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks) plays Michael, the unlucky stag, while Tina Hobley (Holby City) plays his secretary and fiancĂ© Ashley. Apart from a small trip up, they’re a fantastic team to star in this dark comedy.

Josh Brown, in his first major role, plays Davy Wheeler, a young man with learning disabilities. He was exceptional - expect to see more of him.

It’s a wild ride with red herrings and twists to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. There’s a couple of cheesy bits too, and a few laughs, but overall this whodunit was a surprise. If you like a good old-fashioned crime story with a unique detective (played by Gray O`Brien), don`t miss this production.

Until Saturday.


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