PERFECT MURDER, THE
Cast 3 male 2 female
Set 2 Interior Sets
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly two decades, but each barely recognises the person they wake up next to every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local factory –as well as distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, Kamila– that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule.
Joan has resigned herself to the fact that Victor will never see beyond her double-chin to a new hair cut or outfit. She even puts up with his constant snoring which keeps her up night after night, but only just. For unbeknownst to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on his credit card, kitting herself out in a sexy new wardrobe to impress her secret lover, Don. But then, as the bills mount, Victor loses his job. Soon he realises that the only way he can achieve his dream of setting up home with Kamila is to get Joan out of the picture, once and for all. But Victor is about to get a nasty surprise, for he’s not the only one with murder on his mind . . .
Peter James’ novella spent 15 weeks at No. 1 in the book charts, and his Roy Grace books have sold over 14 million copies and been translated into thirty six languages. Now The Perfect Murder has been adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and has recently completed a very successful UK national tour, thrilling audiences nationwide.
‘One of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ – The Daily Mail