New thriller Rehearsal for Murder to tour the UK

A new theatre company created by Bill Kenwright is set to tour the UK with their production of Rehearsal for Murder, opening at the Theatre Royal, Windsor in January 2016.

Rehearsal for Murder will be the first production from The Classic Thriller Theatre Company and is written by the award-winning team Richard Levinson and William Link, who are also responsible for Murder She Wrote and Columbo.

The production is set to star real-life spouses Robert Daws and Amy Robbins. Daws recently played Dr Choake in Poldark and has been in Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street, whilst Robbins is known for her role as Dr Jill Weatherill in The Royal. Her theatre credits include Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers.

They will be joined by Susan Penhaligon (And Then There Were None), Robert Duncan (12 Angry Men), Ben Nealon (Black Coffee), Steven Pinder (Brookside) and Lucy Dixon (Hollyoaks).

Adapted by David Rogers and directed by Roy Marsden, the murder mystery play follows playwright Alex Dennison as he tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s suicide and reveal it was murder.

Rehearsal for Murder runs at the Theatre Royal, Windsor from 12 to 16 January, after which it will tour to Peterborough, Malvern, Cardiff, Richmond, Stoke, Aylesbury, Brighton, Edinburgh, Bath, Birmingham, Guildford, Croydon, Cheltenham, Coventry, Southend and Milton Keynes.