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    Play, Tue 2 - Sat 6 Sep 2014

    The Perfect Murder

    The Perfect Murder

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

    The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


    Marlowe Theatre Box Office

    01227 787787


    The Friars,
    CT1 2AS

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    The new hit stage play, from the No.1 bestselling crime author Peter James.

    Robert Daws, Dawn Steele and Gray O'Brien star in the adaptation of The Perfect Murder.

    Based on the bestselling book by No.1 crime writer Peter James, The Perfect Murder is a highly entertaining dark comedy thriller has been acclaimed by audiences and critics around the country .

    Have you ever wondered how you commit the perfect murder?

    Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever... but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As a young Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate his very first homicide case, dark forces intervene and Grace begins to fear that nothing is quite as it seems.

    With an all-star cast led by Robert Daws (star of ITV’s The Royal, Roger Roger, Outside Edge and West End productions of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, Public Property and Blackbird), Dawn Steele (star of ITV’s Wild at Heart, Sea of Souls and Monarch of the Glen, West End productions of Verdict, Volcano and Blackbird), Gray O’Brien, (Coronation Street, Casualty and Peak Practice), Thomas Howes who played the much loved character of William the footman in Downton Abbey and Simona Armstrong, (finalist in the BBC’s search for a ‘Maria’).

    International bestselling crime thriller novelist Peter James has sold over 14 million books of his Roy Grace series, and is published in 36 languages. The Perfect Murder was 15 weeks at No.1 and remained for 50 weeks in the iBook Top 10.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Sep 2014
    Evenings: 7.30pm
    Thu & Sat matinee: 2.30pm


    TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
    Mon-Thu performances: £25, £22, £20, £16
    Premier Seats: £29.50
    Fri & Sat performances: £27, £25, £22, £20
    Premier Seats: £31.50

    Concessions: £3 off top two prices & Premier Seats
    The Marlowe Friends: £4.50 off top two prices & Premier Seats
    Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £8 (Tue, limited availability, bkg fees apply*)
    Groups: Bring 10 or more people and get 10% off. Bring 25 or more people and get 15% off

    *Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.



    See location of The Marlowe Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28068 Long: 1.07925

    Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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