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!




“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 www.stagesnaps.com Poster design: Cliff Brooker

Show Times:
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.)



Brad St. London SE1 8TN, UK

020 7928 0060

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