The Business of Murder Press Acclaim


The Business of Murder is gripping entertainment… it ticks all the boxes of a good thriller… superb. 4 STARS”
Birmingham Mail

More sides than a Rubik’s cube… leaves you guessing until the end. Go see it if you get the chance.”
East Anglia Daily Times

The direction is as adept as the design and the performances are faultless… gripping, truly dramatic… If you have friends who aren’t sure of the theatre – or just don’t think of going – take them to this. They’ll be thrilled. 5 STARS

Michael Lunney directs with a very sure hand, keeping everything right on track. Performances by all three (Paul Opacic, Robert Gwilym and Joanna Higson) are confident, assured and totally convincing. It’s a very clever plot… just suspend disbelief and enjoy it right to the surprising end.”
British Theatre Guide

The audience is left impressed and satisfied. Excellent acting from all three left us thrilled, as we should be.” Bury Free Press

Three actors of the highest calibre……ingenious play….the audience would sooner have missed the last train than miss the climax. Great stagecraft, and fine entertainment” Eastbourne Herald

An original and gripping psychological thriller……Middle Ground’s production is compelling. Gwilym, Opacic and Higson give fine performances. 4 STARS” The Argus

A great set transports you back in time to the 1980’s…With three great characters and a remarkable script the plot twists and turns, weaving out a darkly humorous tale which will keep you guessing until the very, very end… the suspense will kill you.”
Tamworth Herald

The acting is first-rate – a good work from a great TV writer”
Manchester Theatre Awards

Ran in the West End for seven years… that’s a fairly impressive run for a thriller, but you can see why. The intricacy of the story is very strong” 
Oldham Evening Chronicle

There’s nothing like a good thriller at the theatre to warm the cockles on a cold February night and The Business of Murder did just that. A play that will keep you gripped to your seat until the final curtain call.”

“Brilliant acting from Opacic, Higson and the dangerously good Gwilym”
North East Whats-On

It is easy to see why The Business of Murder had a 9-year run in the West End… Robert Gwilym gives a brilliant performance… Paul Opacic and Joanna Higson give strong yet different and convincing performances…may well have you gripping your seat in the final part”

“Lovely trio, a good evening’s entertainment is guaranteed”
Essential Surrey

“We are gripped as the truth begins to unravel and the real meaning of the word ‘thriller’ is injected into the piece. All three actors gave wonderfully believable performances….I haven’t been to the theatre for quite some time where the audience were so quiet and literally on the edge of their seats towards the end”