Myra

Theatre (storytelling)

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  • Imagination Workshop - Hanover Suite
  • 15:00
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Pretty Villain Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of Sexual Violence, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Brighton Fringe Award winners 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. 'You couldn’t hate me more than I hate myself. I have asked God for His forgiveness, but I couldn’t ask for yours, for how can I ever expect you to forgive me when I cannot forgive myself.' Few have attracted such notoriety or public loathing as the Moors Murderers. From her prison cell, Myra’s harrowing story is that of a very dark world which no one wants to visit. 'Brilliant' (Plays International). 'Truly Outstanding' (FringeReview.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access from entry to the lift, then short route from lift to the room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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H moss 62 days ago

Lacking a little for us . Sorry . Had looked forward to the performance , having a huge interest in this sad happening , and the psychology of criminal behaviour, but the show just ‘lacked’ for us . Highlight was the first appearance of the actress ...very creepy similarity . But from then on it was just ok. Maybe subtitles could accompany the inaudible recordings and perhaps there needs to be more characters ( or at least props) in the portrayal. I ‘get’ that it kinda needs to be just one character as its showing Myra as an independent person with her own free will before she met Brady . But it just didnt quite work for me , with limited props etc . Just our thoughts .

Doug Kirby 64 days ago

I was unsure about this, but it was great theatre, sympathetic to the victims, incredibly brave brilliant performance by Lauren Varnfield.
Explaining how and why but never excusing MYRA's involvement in the Moors Murders. If your looking for something deeper, darker and truthfully portrayed this is it.

Mags Reece 67 days ago

Don't waste your money on buying tickets to stand up comedy (most of its pretty bad anyway) this one woman show was faultless.

Jim Hewat 68 days ago

Fantastic brave performance putting forward some unpopular views. Great show

Helen Pain 69 days ago

A portrayal of an infamous woman that is brilliantly acted, and a different perspective of an unsettling subject. Hard to watch at times but definitely worth the ticket price.

Elle 74 days ago

Brilliant show. The actress is extremely talented and the hour flew by. Interesting perspective of Myra. Monster or manipulated?

chris d 76 days ago

really gripping piece. it is disturbing but you hang on every word. Actress is truly excellent.


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FringeReview 61 days ago

When she was only 20, Myra Hindley notoriously partnered-up with psychopath Ian Brady in both life and in murder. Together, between July 1963 and October 1965, they committed “The Moors Murders”; five children aged between 10 and 17, 4 of whom were also sexually assaulted. They were caught after two...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 64 days ago

It could be risky business doing a relatively sympathetic portrayal of Britain’s most hated woman. She may have been dead for nearly two decades, but Myra Hindley still inspires widespread revulsion and that picture – the dead-eyed mugshot – remains seared in collective cultural memory as the face of evil....

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The F Word 67 days ago

"Lauren Varnfield who wrote, directed and stars in the play is exceptional, and you can tell the level of research and dedication she has put into this production. "

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The Spectator 68 days ago

In this show Myra lays most of the blame on her boyfriend Ian Brady, and she claims to have been his first victim. She was bewitched by his charisma and intelligence even though he regularly threatened to kill her. ‘You’re mine now,’ he announced after their first sexual encounter.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 71 days ago

Let’s not mince words – this is a hard watch. A very hard watch. Anyone who grew up with the unforgiving mugshots of the Moors Murderers staring at them from every newsstand will appreciate the chill that thrills through one's veins in just picking up a leaflet with the infamous...

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