When budding true crime blogger Maggie Shaw is invited to the Influencer of the Year awards, it feels like everything is finally falling into place. The party is held on a glamorous yacht and presents the perfect opportunity for Maggie to network – the first step towards achieving her dream of turning her hobby into a full-time job. But by the end of the night, there’s one question on everybody’s lips: who killed Stella Knight?
Stella was beautiful and famous. Her life appeared to be perfect. But behind the façade, Stella had made a number of enemies – and all of them were on board.
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Richard, who joins Tom Drake-Lee's list, trained at RADA, which informs rather than dictates All About Alice, the novel he is currently working on.
He has acted on West End, European and American stages, as well as in numerous repertory theatres and on tour.
His first book Julie Andrews: an intimate biography was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. His stage adaptation of Compton Mackenzie’s Extraordinary Women is in active development with Tony-winning composer Sarah Travis. He has a current commission to adapt the Cecil Beaton diaries for the theatre in 2022.
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Hell Fire!’s Andrew Dorée said the production is the result of its “close and longstanding connection” with the Bridgestocks.
“Charley Mann is a character with deep northern and working-class roots – she’s not afraid to disrupt and go against the grain, and neither are we,” he said.
Co-founder Nate Camponi added: “What we want to avoid is a straight up ‘damaged female copper’ trope. She’s actually a lot more layered than that, maybe even a bit Christian Grey. She’s determined, dominant and promiscuous.
“She also shares many of the traits of Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs in terms of drive and fearlessness. She rides this line between super-cop and someone on the edge. And her thought process is often aligned to criminals she’s hunting.”
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