The Murderess – Shooting Fish Theatre

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 7.30pm

Shooting Fish present a theatrical double bill written and produced in collaboration with young people from Gainsborough. The productions form part of the Gainsborough Literacy Project which aims to support young people’s skills development. We would like to thank all of our generous funders who have made this project possible.

Murderess

THE MURDERESS
In the Victorian era Margaret Van Woods (age 72) awaits imminent execution for the mass murder of beautiful, young women over a 40 year period. In a cold, dark prison cell, the night before her death, a ghost writer, Miss Seacole has the very last chance to capture Margaret’s story; an unprecedented opportunity to unearth the truth behind her cold blooded killings and reveal the inner workings of this seemingly charming, intelligent and harmless woman. What were her motivations and methods? How did she evade capture for so long? And why, most alarmingly, were the victims all missing their hearts?

Running Time: 1 hr 15?

RETROGRADE
After a life-changing event, Carl Gilderson is left grasping for the truth. What happened, who was he and what will he become?
Retrograde is a story of intrigue, deception and personal struggle to recover lost memories, whatever the cost. Performed by local young people.

Running Time: 15 mins

Conceived and created by young people in collaboration with Community Learning in Partnership and professional artists from Shooting Fish as part of the Gainsborough Literacy Project. The young people have also been involved as co-producers of the play taking an active role in auditioning actors, creating the set and designing marketing materials

Tickets: Please pay what you decide at the end of the show