Rebus: A Game Called Malice starring Gary O'Brien

Ian Rankin’s stage play Rebus: A Game Called Malice to tour the UK

Ian Rankin’s best-selling detective series Rebus returns to the stage in Rebus: A Game Called Malice starring Gary O’Brien.

Based on Rankin’s best-selling detective series, Rebus: A Game Called Malice centres around a murder mystery game, but with rising suspicions and more at stake than initially meets the eye.

Gary O’Brien, best known for his roles in Coronation Street, Peak Practice and Casualty, plays Inspector John Rebus in this new touring production. His theatre credits include Educating Rita (Perth Theatre), Catch Me If You Can, The Case of the Frightened Lady, The Sound of Music, Dead Simple (UK tour), Sleuth (Apollo Theatre), and The Magistrate (Pitlochry Festival Theatre).

The cast also includes Abigail Thaw as Stephanie Jeffries and Billy Hartman as Jack Fleming.

A co-production with Cambridge Arts Theatre it opens there on 29 August, before a 12 venue tour, which launches at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, followed by dates in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Bath, Cardiff, York, Malvern, Oxford, Cheltenham, Guildford and completing its run at Lighthouse, Poole on 30 November.

The show is presented by Daniel Schumann and Lee Dean in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre. Based on the novels by Ian Rankin, the play is written by Ian Rankin and Simon Reade and directed by Loveday Ingram.

Rebus: A Game Called Malice 2024 UK tour dates

Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge
29 August – 7 September

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
10 – 14 September

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
16 – 21 September

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
23 – 27 September

Theatre Royal Bath, Bath
30 September – 5 October

New Theatre, Cardiff
7 – 12 October

York Theatre Royal, York
15 – 19 October

Malvern Theatres, Malvern
21 – 26 October

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
29 October – 2 November

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
5 – 9 November

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
19 – 23 November

Lighthouse, Poole
26 – 30 November

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