Dead Lies is a fast-moving, hard-hitting political English thriller from No.1 Best Selling Crime
Novelist Hilary Bonner.
Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a
fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George, played by Coronation
Street’s Richard Hawley, a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and
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
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”
Dead Lies is a roller-coaster ride of a play, packed with twists and turns until
the very last scene.
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