Peter James’ Looking Good Dead: buy tickets now

Adam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye are starringAdam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye are starring
Adam Woodyatt and Gaynor Faye are starring
Audiences in Leeds can expect edge-of-their-seat action from Peter James’ new play when it comes to the city this September.

Looking Good Dead, which stars award-winning actor and EastEnders icon Adam Woodyatt and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street), is the fifth of James’ novels to be brought to the stage.

It tells the story of Tom Bryce (Woodyatt), who inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder hours after picking up a USB memory stick left behind on a train seat.

Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace (Harry Long) becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with as he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.

The world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead is set to thrill audiences at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday, September 6, to Saturday, September 11, 2021.

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It follows the hugely successful stage adaptation of The House on Cold Hill starring Joe McFadden and Rita Simons, which appeared at The Grand in 2019

Adam Woodyatt is the longest-serving cast member in EastEnders, having appeared continuously as Ian Beale since the show began in 1985 - a role that earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and Best Actor in 2015 at the British Soap Awards. Looking Good Dead marks his return to stage in a play for the first time since 1982 as a 13-year-old at the National Theatre in Tom Stoppard’s On The Razzle.

Get ready to cling to the edge of your seat!Get ready to cling to the edge of your seat!
Get ready to cling to the edge of your seat!

Gaynor Faye played the role of Megan Macey in Emmerdale for seven years, is also well-known for playing Judy Mallett in Coronation Street and most recently portraying Cheryl Armitage in the BBC1 drama The Syndicate.

Peter James is a bestselling author of crime and thriller novels and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, now a major ITV series, Grace. He has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list 18 times and has achieved global book sales of over 21 million copies, which have been translated into 37 languages.

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, he has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career, which has earned him more than 40 awards for his work.

This exhilarating evening will keep you gripped until the final chilling moments. Book tickets for Looking Good Dead online at or call 0113 243 0808.