Shane Richie on the Belgrade stage in a hit crime thriller

Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore in Not Dead Enough
Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore in Not Dead Enough

TV favourite Shane Richie takes to the Belgrade Theatre stage this month to star in Peter James’s thriller Not Dead Enough.

The multi award-winning actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Alfie Moon in EastEnders, will be joined on stage by actress, model and TV presenter Laura Whitmore, who took part in the most recent series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Shane, who plays Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in the show, said: “I’m thrilled to be asked to play one of the most interesting and innovative characters of modern times in policing.

“I’ve never read a Peter James book and not been taken on a journey of menace, excitement and a roller coaster of a journey with all the thrills and chills.”

Peter James said:“I’m really delighted Shane Richie is going to be playing the role. Shane is a wonderful actor and I think he has that combination of warmth, toughness and deeply innate compassionate humanity that defines Roy.

“We first discussed him playing the role three years ago, and I could not be happier it has finally come to fruition.”

Not Dead Enough is the third novel in the award-winning Roy Grace series and now becomes the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. James has been acclaimed as “one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters” by the Daily Mail and his international bestselling Roy Grace novels have been published in 37 languages and sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

His latest novel, Love You Dead, enjoyed three consecutive weeks at number one in the fiction hardback charts, a new record for Peter who is also the 2016 recipient of crime writing’s highest honour, the Diamond Dagger.

Not Dead Enough runs at the Belgrade Theatre from Monday, March 27, to Saturday, April 1. Call 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk to book.