An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder is offered as historian Lucy Worsley takes to the stage with A Very British Murder at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on Wednesday, February 4.
A historian and chief curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy has covered the history of this very British obsession in a recent book and BBC TV series.
She will examine some notorious crimes and criminals, but she will also explain how murder became a form of middle-class entertainment through novels, plays, paintings, and the press.
Starting with a horrific early nineteenth-century serial-killer in the East End of London, she’ll end with the drawing-room dramas of Agatha Christie.
Tickets for the production can be purchased on 01903 206 206 or www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.