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The State Vs John Hayes by Lucy Roslyn

The State Vs John Hayes

Written and Performed by Lucy Roslyn
Directed by Jemma Gross

Set up in 2006, Epsilon Productions we are passionate to find pieces of theatre that stand out from the crowd and that hits the solar plexus of the audience and takes them on a roller coaster journey of emotion. Our aim is to make theatre that is as difficult for the audience as it is for the actor on stage, to produce work that fires debate, by staging thought provoking topics & cutting edge drama.

We strive to deliver a platform that encourages new growth within the industry on both sides of the footlights, to produce superb theatre of the highest caliber.
To tell good stories well and with ease.

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About the production

Produced by Epsilon Productions Recent work includes; Chicken Shop written by Anna Jordan (Bruntwood Prize Winner 2013) at Park theatre WINNER of London Fringe Production of the Year 2014 by West End Frame. Jemma Gross also directed Chicken Shop and starred Lucy Roslyn.

About the play

A striking one-act, psychological thriller laced with dark humour is based on extensive research into real-life female killers.

The State Vs John Hayes is a psychological thriller. It is set in 1950's Texas, in notorious Huntsville Prison. Elyese Dukie, a charismatic killer, is awaiting her final trial for the murders of her husband and her lover. On this one night, possibly her last, she will reveal the truth behind infamous John Hayes: the man, she says, is responsible for the murders. The result of which will send her directly to either her execution, or to a psychiatric unit for the criminally insane.

She is not alone in her cell... John Hayes is in there with her.
Psychopath, or seductress? Murderer, or manipulator? Psychiatric hospital, or the electric chair?

Event information

Dates and times:  

From October 28th until Nov 22nd
Wednesday to Saturday at 7pm
Sunday Matinee at 4pm

Venue:

THE KINGS HEAD Theatre
Upper Street, Islington, London

Tickets:

From £10 

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Reviews

After a successful tour of the UK, The award winning “The State vs John Hayes” is transferring to the famous Kings Head Theatre, London

Winner of an Argus Angel Award and a Gemini Print Award Brighton Fringe 2015

  • If I were to sum this play up in a sentence it would be this: a compelling, twisted drama that I wished would never end.
    Salford Online
    ★★★★★
    at The Lowry Studio, January 2015
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