Ex-London gangster Harry Payne retires to Norfolk to be close to his wife, driven mad when he was forced to kill his best friend, psychopathic gang boss Eugene McCann. Immediately he is drawn into a murder mystery in which an obsessive local police detective targets him as the killer. Unknown to anyone, Harry has psychic abilities he has always suppressed with alcohol. Now he must confront the supernatural and his own personal demons to save his wife and free the tormented souls of the ghosts that haunt him.
Just a quick update for you. I’m starring in a new play called SOAP OPERA, with Leslie Grantham. You can read all about it on the official website here.
Hollyenders Street has been on air for nearly twenty years, and viewing figures are the worst they’ve ever been, so a new, hard-nosed producer is brought in to mix things up, and save the show from being axed.
Characters are cut, stories are sexed up and new blood is brought in. Even the theme tune is rewritten. Just before the show’s 20th anniversary, somebody snaps. Blood is spilled, a body is discovered, and everyone has a motive.
The detective in charge of the investigation, who is a life-long fan of the show, arrives to solve the case.
Will the show be saved? Will the murderer be found? Will Detective Emmerside get a full set of autographs? The answer to all these questions and more is … probably.
It will tour the following (subject to change):
Woodville Gravesend 12-15 September; Wyvern Theatre Swindon 17-19 September; Hawth Theatre Crawley 20-22 September; Fairfield Halls Croydon 25-29 September; Beck Theatre Hayes 2-3 October; Pavilion Theatre Weymouth 6-7 October; Corn Exchange Newbury 8-11 October; Theatre Royal Margate 12-13 October; Civic Theatre Chelmsford 16-20 October; Key Theatre Peterborough 22-24 October; Princes Theatre Clacton-on-Sea 25-27 October; Stag Theatre Sevenoaks 29-31 October; The Playhouse Weston Super Mare 1-3 November; Alban Arena St Albans 5-7 November; White Rock Theatre Hastings 8-10 November.