Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 June

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Dead Lies a fast-moving, hard-hitting English thriller from No.1 Best Selling Crime Novelist Hilary Bonner is coming to Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre this June (14-18 June) with Jeremy Edwards leading the cast. 

Offering a feast of murder, scandal and sexual indiscretion, this World Premiere of Dead Lies is directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston and stars Holby City’s Jeremy Edwards.

The action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George (Edwards), a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and spin. 

He is welcomed as a messiah by the British public and expected to restore trust in a broken 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 another time? 

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? 

The cast also includes Alicia Charles (Coronation Street, Holby City) who plays the role of Kate Compton, Press Secretary to Peter George. Portia Booroff (Doctors, EastEnders) as Peter’s devoted wife Jo George, Claire Dyson fresh from appearing opposite Liam Neeson in Made in Italy as ex-supermodel Stephanie Jones and making his UK tour deubt is George Verghis as Peter George’s Campaign Manager James Gillen.

Expect the unexpected. No one is safe.

Dead Lies at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June, with nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets priced from £22.50 with Student and under 16’s just £10, Under 25’s at £15 and other concessions available including £5 off for Eastbourne Theatre Ovation members. To book see or call 01323 412000.