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DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue - A Poison Crown

When:
Every day until Sat 09 Nov 2019
Cost:
From $50.11
Details:
After a stellar inaugural season last year, DEADHOUSE Tales of Sydney Morgue, is back with a new show and housed in a new venue - the Crypt underneath St James’ Church. This true-crime, immersive theatre experience runs from 23rd October – 30th November.

For centuries, city morgues were known as ‘deadhouses’ because bodies could not be buried in the frozen ground of winter, so were stored in these deadhouses until the thaw. Between 1854 and 1972, Sydney’s deadhouse was the Sydney Morgue and Coroner’s Court located in George Street. Thousands of grim cases of murder and unexplained death passed through the site and into Sydney’s history.

DEADHOUSE Tales of Sydney Morgue takes two such cases and brings them to life while audiences move through the eerie, neo-gothic tunnel and side rooms that comprise the Crypt.

DEADHOUSE Tales of Sydney Morgue 2019 will explore the notorious crimes of alleged husband-killer, Louisa Collins and deadly prison escapees Kevin Simmonds and Leslie Newcombe. A thrilling mix of history, theatre and true-crime, a talented cast of ten performers in each play will draw you into experiencing these two grisly stories from Sydney’s dark and murderous past.

A Poison Crown by Gina Schien 23rd Oct – 9th Nov
Set in 19th century Sydney, A Poison Crown brings to life the characters who fought for and against convicted murderer Louisa Collins. Tried four times for the deaths of her two husbands, Louisa was the last woman hanged in NSW after an all-male jury found her guilty of poisoning both men.

The Louisa Collins case captured the public’s attention and imagination - people packed the courthouse to watch all four of the ‘Botany Borgia’ murder trials. Louisa’s eventual death sentence sparked both celebration and outrage and still to this day the case is shrouded in mystery and great doubts are held about Louisa’s guilt.
Location:
The Crypt, St James' Church
173 King St, Sydney
Contact:
Stephen Carnell on
 

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