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Drama 24 - 28 February

The Business of Murder

By Richard Harris

Directed by Michael Lunney

A Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd Production

Starring Robert Gwilym (Casualty / The Bill)
Paul Opacic (Bad Girls / Hollyoaks/ Emmerdale)
Joanna Higson (Shameless/ WPC56).

Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present Richard Harris' acclaimed psychological thriller The Business of Murder, 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.

Starring Robert Gwilym, known by millions for his role as Dr Max Gallagher in Casualty, alongside Paul Opacic (a regular in Bad Girls, Emmerdale and 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.


Full: £11.00 - £19.50
Concs: £11.00 - £17.50
Under 26: £5.00 - limited tickets available

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Group Discounts

10 - 30 people: £2.00 off each ticket
30+ people: £3.00 off each ticket
Free ticket for the organiser

Post-show Discussion

Find out more about the production after the show on Thursday 26 February (FREE)

Production Information:

Directed by Michael Lunney

Designed by Michael Lunney

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

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


Joanna Higson at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Joanna Higson
Paul Opacic
Paul Opacic
Robert Gwilym