A MIND bending psychological thriller from the pen of applauded mystery and suspense writer Anthony Horowitz, is coming to the Palace Theatre.

Horowitz is the creator of smash hits such as Foyle’s War, the BBC’s New Blood, Alex Rider, the Sherlock Holmes novels House of Silk and Moriarty, and the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis.

Needless to say, this play - Mindgame, which he wrote in 2001 - promises to thrill audiences.

The story is centred around Mark Styler, a writer of glossy 'true crime' paperbacks, who tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer. However he has no idea what he's walking into. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum where Easterman is kept.

He discovers that nothing is what it seems.

The play opens at the theatre in London Road, Westcliff, on Tuesday January 23 - Saturday January 27, including matinee performances.

Tickets are on sale from £17 via southendtheatres.org.uk or by calling the box office on 01702 351135.