Book Tickets

Looking Good Dead

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 14 - Sat 19 March 2022


The thrilling Roy Grace series from multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James returns to Southend-on-Sea with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead, starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt. 

Adam Woodyatt

No good deed goes unpunished … hours after finding a discarded USB memory stick, Tom Bryce, (Adam Woodyatt) inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.

Adapted by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead follows the huge stage success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!

Adam Woodyatt is the longest-serving cast member in EastEnders having appeared continuously as Ian Beale since the show began in 1985. For his portrayal of the role he was honoured in 2013 with the Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2015 after the EastEnders 30th Anniversary Live episode, Best Actor at the British Soap Awards. Looking Good Dead marks Adam’s return to stage in a play for the first time since 1982.

Peter James is the UK’s number one bestselling author of crime and thriller novels. He is the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, recently played by John Simm in a major ITV series, Grace. Peter James has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list seventeen times and has achieved global book sales of over 20 million copies which have been translated into 37 languages.

★★★★ This thrilling thriller had the audience on the edge of their seats
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★★★★ A great night in the theatre” (for Peter James’ The Perfect Murder)

Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.

Rescheduled from July 2021. Cannot attend the new date?


Mon - Thur
Tickets: £37.50, £35.50, £27.50
Concessions: Save £2.50
Group discounts available

Thu Matinee
Midweek Senior Special: £29, £25

Fri & Sat
Tickets: £39.50, £37.50, £29.50

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees.