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Finally… it’s curtain up for Bonner

Posted: May 3rd, 2022

HILARY BONNER, former Daily Mirror showbiz editor, has enjoyed huge success with a string of best-selling crime novels, but now, after more than fifteen years and three false starts, including two cancellations because of COVID, her first play, ‘Dead Lies’, begins a national tour this month.

She said: “It’s been a long and winding road bringing ‘Dead Lies’ to the stage. It’s a contemporary English thriller, a murder mystery laced with political intrigue, sex, and scandal, set against the backdrop of current-day Westminster. My original inspiration was the Jeremy Thorpe affair, which I worked on as a young reporter in the 1970s.

“It had never occurred to me that I might be able to write a play until I was approached and commissioned back in the early noughties. So I wrote ‘Dead Lies’ – but the path to the premiere has not been smooth…

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