1969 at the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow, three women are murdered by an Old Testament-quoting serial killer, later nicknamed Bible John. He has never been caught.
In 2019, four temps discover they share a morbid obsession with true crime, and with one podcast in particular: a reinvestigation into the Bible John murders by American journalist Carrie LaRue. As their fascination takes hold, they immerse themselves into the world of 1960s Glasgow, in an attempt to solve the case once and for all.
Bible John is partly a retelling of one of Scotland’s darkest unsolved crimes, but is more broadly an interrogation into the ethics of true crime as entertainment, and the reasons why women in particular are so hungry for stories that has the victimisation of other women at their heart. It’s a riotous, furious, joyful exploration into violence and gender, weaving film, movement, and text, from Charlie Hartill Recipients - THESE GIRLS.Book Now
THESE GIRLS is an award-winning, female led theatre company producing new writing that focuses on the messy, complex, unresolvable questions that womxn face. Our work is defiant, collaborative, funny, and we hope it speaks to as many people as possible about the things that matter to us all.
Previous work from THESE GIRLS includes: Bible John (Pleasance Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve Recipient), Thick Skin (Samuel French New Play Award 2017) and Harry.Book Now
The Times “Compelling... theatrically daring”
Broadway Baby *****
The Scotsman **** “Vibrant... curious, endlessly inventive, original work”
ThreeWeeks **** “Wonderfully conceived and expertly performed”
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