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‘Christie in Love’ - A play not to be missed!

11th January 2015 <b>‘Christie</b> in Love’ - A play not to be missed!

Calderdale College Performing Arts students will be performing ‘Christie in Love’ by Howard Brenton in the Empty Space Theatre at Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax on Thursday 29th January at 4pm and 7pm.

“As I gazed down at the still form of my first victim, I experienced a strange, peaceful thrill.”

John Reginald Christie was born and grew up in Halifax. He hated his father, his mother and his sisters. His childhood was normal. In 1953 the police found the bodies of six women concealed in Christie's house, including his wife - all of them had been strangled. Christie was hanged for their murders, and found subsequently to have committed two others, crimes for which another man was hanged.

The play provides a naturalistic portrait of the man set against a bleak and surreal framework. With its obscene limericks and misogynistic characters this, perhaps, is less a play about Christie than a condemnation of British prurience fed by a hypocritical tabloid press, as well as by the degrading things that make us laugh.

The play contains strong language and scenes of a violent, sexual nature.

To book please email Neil Horsefield - neilh@calderdale.ac.uk

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