Fans of world-famous crime writer Ian Rankin rejoice, as his latest Rebus tale is to get its global premiere at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. 

Opening the theatre’s spring season this February, Rebus: A Game Called Malice, written with Simon Reade, was created exclusively for the stage.

It has been described by Mr Rankin as “as twisty and fun a tale as I’ve ever spun”. 

Directed by award-winning Robin Lefevre, the new story involves a dinner party, a game organised by the hostess, and, of course, a murder in a stately home. 

With each of the dinner party guests hiding secrets threatening the game they are playing, the ever-industrious Inspector John Rebus is on-hand to get to the bottom of events. 

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Rebus is played by John Michie, known for roles such as DI Robbie Ross in Taggart and Karl Munro in Coronation Street.

The production is to run from February 2 to 25. 

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Rankin said: “I’m thrilled that audiences can experience an all-new Rebus story at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch. With a cracking cast, it promises to be a dynamite night at the theatre.”  

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