The latest one-man show from Jan van der Black will premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Directed once again by Penny Gkritzapi, and building on the must-see reputation of this collaborative pairing, this year’s show, 10 Rillington Place continues Jan’s preference for telling the story behind the story.
Set between the condemned cell at Pentonville Prison in July 1953, and Christie’s flat at the infamous address from 1943 to 1953, the show examines the psyche and the soul of the notorious killer, John Reginald Halliday Christie.
Drawing on transcripts from trials, medical reports on Christie and other respected source materials on the cases, Jan van der Black tells the story behind the story of one of the most sinister killers in British criminal history.
Although forever associated with the tragic case of Timothy Evans, Christie was responsible for at least 8 murders and this play examines his motivations, his own admissions and the circumstances and activities that led him to the condemned cell.