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Jacqueline Leonard - Dead Lies

Jacqueline is to star as Jo George in the world stage premiere of Dead Lies, a scandalous thriller penned by acclaimed crime novelist Hilary Bonner, opposite Clive Mantle as her husband Peter George and a star cast.

Dead Lies is a fast-moving, hard-hitting political thriller from No.1 Bestselling crime novelist Hilary Bonner, offering a feast of murder, scandal, sexual indiscretion and political intrigue.

Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George, a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and spin. He is welcomed as a messiah by the British public and expected to restore trust in a broken political system. But a shocking secret lies in the past of our country’s hero. As buried truths rise from the ashes, will his rise to power be destroyed by ghosts from another time? Personal and political influences begin to shake the faith of those closest to him, and a media cascade threatens to bring down Britain’s new saviour. How far will he go to save his own career, and how far will those around him go to save their own skins? Expect the unexpected. No one is safe!

Dead Lies is a rollercoaster ride of a play, packed with twists and turns until the very last scene.

The UK tour of Dead Lies will open at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple prior to its first National Tour. A poignant choice of theatre to premiere  the new thriller as much of the action within the play takes place in North Devon, which by no coincidence happens to be the birthplace of playwright and author Hilary Bonner.

The production is produced by Red Entertainment - established as a leading provider of touring musicals, musical reviews, comedy and family shows. Dead Lies marks the company’s debut as producers of week-long drama. Producer Matt Brinkler said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to produce such a brilliantly written play and to have brought together an incredible cast to work with director Joe Harmston. This production introduces Red to a whole new audience and we can’t wait! We are immensely proud of our work so far and the fact that our shows have encouraged audiences to support their local theatre. Dead Lies is a new and exciting journey for us.”

The tour will be a limited season this Autumn, click here for tickets