Wish You Were Dead

Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees, Wed & Sat: 2.30pm

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £25.00

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

£5 off on select seats


Wish You Were Dead

Following on from five hit stage shows and the new acclaimed ITV series, GRACE, the work of best
selling author, Peter James returns to Edinburgh, with the world premiere stage adaption of WISH YOU

An all-star cast includes George Rainsford, who returns to the stage after eight years as
Ethan Hardy in BBC One’s Casualty, Clive Mantle, much loved for many roles including Casualty,
Game of Thrones and the iconic ‘puddle’ scene in Vicar of Dibley and the multi-talented actress,
novelist, podcaster and winner of ‘I’m A Celebrity’, Giovanna Fletcher.

When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and Cleo Morey take their first holiday together, they
hope for a few days away from their dark worlds of murder and the mortuary. But their dream
escape turns out to be the holiday from hell.

Adapted exclusively for the stage, Wish You Were Dead is the latest thrilling instalment of the Grace
Series – the most successful modern-day crime stage franchise, since Agatha Christie.

A thoroughly entertaining night out and I would highly recommend it

Broadwayworld.com on Peter James' plays

A thrilling evening’s entertainment... grips you from start to finish

British Theatre Guide on Peter James' plays


  • Tue 4 Apr 7:30 PM
  • Wed 5 Apr 2:30 PM
  • Wed 5 Apr 7:30 PM
  • Thu 6 Apr 7:30 PM CAP


    For D/deaf and hard-of-hearing, captioning converts the spoken word into text which is displayed on an electronic caption unit – either near or on-stage or via a hand-held device.

  • Fri 7 Apr 7:30 PM
  • Sat 8 Apr 2:30 PM AD

    Audio Description Available

    An additional audio track for audiences with sight loss, explaining what’s happening on screen or on stage during gaps in the dialogue and sound effects.


    British Sign Language

    For patrons using sign language, this service usually involves one interpreter standing on or in front of the stage to sign the dialogue.


    Touch Tour Available

    For audiences with sight loss, an opportunity to explore the performance space and handle selected props, costumes and furniture before the event starts.

  • Sat 8 Apr 7:30 PM



Thu 6 April 7.30PM

Audio Description

Sat 8 April 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 8 April 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 8 April 1.30PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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Friends £5 off Bands A & B (Tue-Wed only)

Groups (8+): £4 off Stalls and Dress.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off. (excl. Fri/Sat)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

School Groups (10+): £8.50 (excl. Fri/Sat). Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Student Standby: £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. 

If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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