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“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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London SE1 8TN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Michael Punter
Director: Jane Richardson
Production: Tricksy Spirits Theatre