Peter James’ ‘Looking Good Dead’ opened at The Mayflower Theatre last night and it's safe to say the audience were on the edge of their seat for the most part. You probably heard the gasps around Southampton!
The play begins with a regular family scene, disagreements between husband and wife and a son who enjoys playing on his computer. Tom comes home having found a USB stick - after trying to do a good deed Tom Bryce, played by Adam Woodyatt, finds himself and his son a witness to a murder. Trying to do what's best for his family, he eventually tells the police and from then on it's a race to save the Bryce family.
The creative use of set sees three layers of scenery on the stage at one time flicking you between 3 different locations key to the plot. The back of the stage used to show the darkest parts of the play with a fantastic use of lighting.
Even if you haven't read the book, this thriller is a must see....just be prepared for lots of suspense!
The amazing feeling of being back in the theatre made even better by Adam Woodyatt doing the happiest of jigs as he walked off stage after his bow....
Live theatre is back in Southampton!
Words - Gloria May
'Looking Good Dead' is at Mayflower Theatre until 10th July - Tickets available here >> https://www.mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/looking-good-dead-2021/