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The Business of Murder

Photo of Business of Murder cast in costume on stage

Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to presentThe Business of Murder, the acclaimed psychological thriller from the pen of Richard Harris (The Sweeney, A Touch Of Frost, The Avengers) which enjoyed a successful 9-year run in the West End.

Stone, a humourless and dour man, invites Dee, a television playwright, over to his flat on the premise of discussing a script. Once there, she is surprised when superintendent Hallett, the man with whom she is having an affair, also arrives for an entirely different reason.

But nothing is as it seems, and as the plot twists and turns the motive of their host Stone gradually becomes clear. They are all, it would seem, in the same business…. The Business of Murder.

“The most ingenious murder mystery for a decade”
 Daily Mail

“Welcome to a thriller that achieves it all”
The Times

“The best stage thriller for years”
Sunday Mirror

The Business of Murder stars Robert Gwilym, known by millions for his role as Dr Max Gallagher in Casualty, alongside Paul Opacic (a regular as Steve Marchant inEmmerdale, Mark Waddle in Bad Girls and Carl Costello in Hollyoaks), and Joanna Higson, who played Maxine Donnelly for 2 series of Shameless and is currently appearing as Vicky Hall in BBC TV’s WPC56. 

Tickets: A £27 B £24.50 C £22.50 D £18.50
Matinees: £18.50
Concs: £2 off
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Age: 12yrs+
Date: Tues 7 – Sat 11 April
Running Time: TBC
Multibuy: multibuy discounts are available on this show.

For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 223 989 or email her

Notes to editors
Middle Ground Theatre Company have been producing drama for the stage since 1988. As a completely independent and unsubsidised company they believe the high standard of their productions is essential in keeping audiences coming through the doors.

For more information on Middle Ground Theatre Company, please visit

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