Adam Woodyatt will make his adult stage debut next year in the UK tour of Looking Good Dead.
Woodyatt, who is best known for playing Ian Beale in EastEnders, will take on the leading role of Tom Bryce in the stage adaptation of Peter James classic novel.
The piece, part of the “Roy Grace” series, follows Bryce, who inadvertently witnesses a vicious murder, placing his family in grave danger.
Woodyatt is the longest-serving EastEnders actor to date, having appeared in the soap since 1985.
The show marks his first on stage performances since appearing in Tom Stoppard‘s On the Razzzle at the National Theatre at the age of thirteen.
The world premiere production will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 1 April 2021 and continue to play dates in Shrewsbury, Sheffield, Cardiff, Leeds, Coventry, Norwich, Brighton, Salford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Leicester, Southampton, Nottingham, Glasgow, Salford, Richmond, Cambridge, Malvern and Birmingham, with further dates to be revealed.
Looking Good Dead is adapted for the stage by Shaun Mckenna and directed by Ian Talbot (The House on Cold Hill).
Additional cast and creative team to be announced soon.
Tickets for selected tour stops are on sale now.