Casting announced for Dead Simple

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Emmerdale’s Rik Makarem and Doctors’ Michael McKell complete the all-star cast for Dead Simple, which comes to the Mayflower next April.

Based on the best-selling novel by Peter James, Dead Simple tells the story of a stag do gone wrong.

After a misfired prank, groom Michael Harrison disappears and four of his best friends are dead.

With only three days to go until the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace – a man haunted by his own missing wife – is contacted by Michael’s beautiful fiancée, Ashley Harper.

Rik will play Mark Warren and Michael will take on the role of Bradley Cunningham.

They will share the stage with Eastenders’ Jamie Lomas and Holby City’s Tina Hobley, who play Michael and Ashley, and Coronation Street’s Gray O’ Brien who plays Roy.