Bill Ward Takes To South Wales Stage In Not Dead Enough

Award-winning actor Bill Ward, who left ITV’s Emmerdale last year, is to star in a stage adaptation of Peter James’ Not Dead Enough at The New Theatre, Cardiff. Appearing alongside Laura Whitmore and Stephen Billington, Bill will play Peter James’ famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

Not Dead Enough focuses on the story of Brian Bishop who on the night he was supposed to have murdered his wife, was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.

As well as his 3 year run as Emmerdale favourite James Barton, Bill Ward is perhaps also best known for his multi award-winning turn as the villainous Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street . Bill’s West End stage credits include Johnny in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre) and Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet

No stranger to theatre, Laura Whitmore’s acting career began at a young age with the Leinster School of Music and Drama in Dublin. In the very same year that she completed her Diploma in Performance with a special honour for her final performance she was chosen as the new face of MTV Europe. Laura recently graced TV screens as one of the stars in 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1.

Bill and Laura are also joined on stage by award winning actor Stephen Billington, best known for television roles in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks as well as film roles including the Academy Award winning Braveheart.

  • Not Dead Enough runs at Cardiff New Theatre from June 13-17. For ticket details visit or call 029 2087 8889