Theatre, Drama
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This play explores the mythology around Charles Manson and his horrific crimes to ask some big questions

This month marks the 49th anniversary of the Tate Murders, in which the followers of American cult leader Charles Manson murdered five people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in her Beverly Hills home. So it’s fitting that playwright Christopher Bryant’s (Intoxication, Home Invasion) latest work should examine the mythology surrounding Manson, who died in prison last year. The play follows key moments surrounding the 1969 murders and envisions Manson’s final days to ask questions about why we fetishise men who do terrible things. Daniel Lammin (Master Class) directs, with a cast that includes Kristina Benton, Julia Christensen, Wil King, Patrick Durnan Silva and Grace Travaglia.

By: Polly Simons


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