Book Tickets

Wish You Were Dead

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jul 2023

ST: Wish You Were Dead

Following on from five hit stage shows and the new acclaimed ITV series, GRACE , the work of best-selling author, Peter James returns to the Palace Theatre, with the world premiere stage adaption of WISH YOU WERE DEAD .

When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and Cleo Morey take their first holiday together, Cleo hopes that she will finally get Grace to herself for a few days and away from his crime solving exploits. But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them.

Adapted exclusively for the stage, Wish You Were Dead is the next thrilling instalment of the most successful modern day crime stage franchise, since Agatha Christie.

Praise for Peter James’ plays

“A thoroughly entertaining night out and I would highly recommend it.”

“A thrilling evening’s entertainment…..…... grips you from start to finish.”
British Theatre Guide

“One of the most gripping edge-of-your-seat evenings I have experienced in a theatre…totally unmissable!” Southern Daily Echo

“Exceptional…..It really shows the possibility of theatre. It will send chills down your spine; go see it.”
Norwich Evening News

“An excellent piece of theatre”
Birmingham What’s On



Mon to Thu 8pm plus Thu 2.30pm - £41, £38.50, £29.50
Fri & Sat 8pm plus Sat 2.30pm - £43, £40, £31
Concs. £2.50 off excludes Fri and Sat/price bands A & B
Mid-week OAP special £5 off - bands A & B only

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