Wax


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.
Wax at Waterloo East Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Waterloo East Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Closes: Sunday 8 March 2020
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


“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!


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Brad Street
London SE1 8TN

Box office tel: 020 7928 0060

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 March 2020

Closes:Sunday 8 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£14

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Cast


Duncan Brown and Joanna Flay

Creatives


Author: Michael Punter
Director: Jane Richardson
Production: Tricksy Spirits Theatre

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