3 - 8 March 2020
Tricksy Spirits Theatre present
written by Michael Punter
directed by Jane Richardson
performed by Duncan Brown and Joanna Flay
“I’ve always taken great pride in my work. I’ve always taken my time and the greatest care. I’ve always ensured the client is entirely satisfied…”
In August 1949, John George Haigh was found guilty of murdering six people and destroying
their bodies in drums of sulphuric acid. He was sentenced to hang. Shortly afterwards,
Madame Tussaud’s commissioned a waxwork of Haigh for its Chamber of Horrors.
Wax presents a series of meetings between Haigh and the young woman sent to take his
likeness, Anna Gifford. Across five meetings, the simple process of representation becomes
a tense game of psychological manipulation, as a serial killer attempts to control not only how
he is portrayed, but how posterity will remember him ...
Wax is a new play about one of Britain’s most notorious killers. It’s a dark, tense drama about how murderers are made, and how they attempt to remake the world around them. If you like Netflix’s Mindhunter, you’ll love Wax!
PRAISE FOR TRICKSY SPIRITS’ 2018 PRODUCTION SKERRYVORE
“Incredible performances … it leaves you questioning fiction and reality” FringeTheatreFestBlog
“An utterly compelling tale of Victorian terror” Horror Hothouse
“An intriguingly-structured and smart horror-drama” The Reviews Hub
“A riveting production immaculately acted” London Pub Theatres
Production image: Peter Mould Poster design: Cliff Brooker
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
Sun at 4pm
Running time approx.120 mins with an interval
Tickets: £15 / £14 Concession*
Allocated seating. Strictly No Latecomers Admitted.
*(Students: Unwaged: Over 60’s: Equity: Disabled: Lambeth Resident.)