DOCTOR Richard Shepherd, one of the UK’s most distinguished forensic pathologists who has worked on some of the highest profile cases of recent times including the Princess Diana Inquiry, 9/11 and the Hungerford Massacre, amongst others, takes to the road this autumn with his first ever theatre tour.

Dr Richard Shepherd ‘Unnatural Causes’ includes 25 dates at theatres around the UK, including New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion Theatre next month.

Unnatural Causes is also the title of his best-selling book - a major bestseller, which earned critical acclaim and spent more than 10 consecutive weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller chart.

Known for his work on TV series including Autopsy: The Last Hours Of..., The Death Detective and Murder, Mystery and My Family, Dr Shepherd has performed more than 23,000 autopsies and is a detective in his own right, solving the mysteries of countless sudden and unexplained deaths.

He has faced serial killers, natural disasters, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at huge personal cost.

Dr Shepherd’s new book, The Seven Ages of Death, sees him revisit 24 of his most intriguing, enlightening and never-before-told cases, sharing autopsies that span the seven ages of human existence and have taught him as much about the marvels of life as the inevitability of death.

From old to young, from murder to misadventure, and from illness to accidental death, each of these bodies has something to reveal: about human development, about mortality, about its owner’s life story, about justice and even about Shepherd himself.

A spokesperson for the Floral Pavilion said: “Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promises to be utterly fascinating.

“Unnatural Causes will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.”

Dr Richard Shepherd ‘Unnatural Causes’ is at the Floral Pavilion on Thursday, October 28, rescheduled from Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Tickets are available from with all seats costing £26.75.

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