Christie in Love

London theatre news: Tuesday 24 May 2016

London Fringe - Shows

Rough Haired Pointer present Howard Brenton's 1969 award-winning and shockingly funny play which uncovers the crime that changed British society and triggered the abolition of capital punishment - King's Head Theatre from tomorrow.
Christie in Love at King's Head Theatre

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Starting tomorrow and running to 18 June 2016 at the King's Head Theatre, Rough Haired Pointer theatre company are presenting Howard Brenton's 1969 award-winning and shockingly funny play, Christie in Love.

It focuses on the life of serial killer John Christie, who murdered at least eight women between 1943 and 1953, after which he was caught, tried and hanged (15 July 1953, aged 54).

During a decade of horror, Christie hid his victims' bodies around a Notting Hill boarding-house, 10 Rillington Place.

By day he was a prissy-looking post office clerk: by night a modern Bluebeard.

Howard Brenton's play premiered in 1969 and was presented by the Royal Court in 1970.

It was orginally directed by David Hare.

About Rough Haired Pointer

This theatre company was set up by Mary Franklin (director) and Carin Nakanishi (designer) in 2013.

Since then the company has expanded to include a composer, producer and a company of associate actors.

Their work combines visual originality, headlong action, unapologetic theatricality, precisely-crafted staging and theatrical danger.

Rooted in its form – every production they have staged has at its heart a discussion about making a piece of theatre.

The company's work is intentionally rough around the edges, and they believe in constantly celebrating the elements of chance and play in live drama.

Onstage and in rehearsal their artistic aim is organised chaos, with a backbone of trust, fidelity to the text and an understanding that comes from a strong collaborative ethos.

Exterior photo of the King's Head Theatre, London.

Photo: Peter Brown 2014


King's Head Theatre

115 Upper Street


N1 1QN


25 May to 18 June 2016 at 9pm

Sunday matinees at 2-30pm




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