The State vs John Hayes, King’s Head Theatre, Oct-Nov 2015

Epsilon Productions presents:

28 October – 22 November, 7pm (Wed-Sat, 4pm matinees Sun)

The State vs John Hayes

Award-winning theatre company Epsilon Productions brings their critically acclaimed, award-winning production of The State vs John Hayes to headline the King’s Head Theatre’s new #Festival45 this November.

Winner of the Argus Angel Award (Brighton Fringe 2015)

Huntsville prison, Texas, 1959; Elyese Dukie is on Death Row for murdering her husband and her lover. Tomorrow she goes to court for the last time. But tonight Elyese reveals the one thing she won’t tell the court or the string of psychiatrists sent to diagnose her: that 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? What does she deserve? Writer and performer Lucy Roslyn’s striking one-act, psychological thriller is based on extensive research into real-life female killers and laced with dark humour, directed by Epsilon Production’s artistic director Jemma Gross.

Winner of London Fringe Production of the Year 2014 (Epsilon Productions for Chicken Shop)

Epsilon Productions makes exhilarating, risk-taking theatre. Recent work includes Chicken Shop, written by Anna Jordan, at the Park Theatre. Chicken Shop was also directed by Jemma Gross and starred Lucy Roslyn. “Epsilon is a thriving independent theatre company” – The Times (Chicken Shop) “Over the past few years, Epsilon Productions have been making quite a splash with some powerful, high quality work” – London Theatre Guide (Skin Tight).

Join the King’s Head in celebrating the final months of its 45th year with their inaugural new writing festival, #Festival45. Featuring the best of major UK arts festivals, they’ve opened their doors to 23 different shows from 23 exciting young companies over 5 weeks.


Title: The State vs John Hayes
Performance Dates: October 28th – November 22nd, 7pm, Wed-Sat (4pm matinees Sun)
Running Time: 1 hr
Venue: King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN
Box Office: £25-15 (£10 previews),
Travel: Angel station (9 min walk), Essex Road station (9 min walk), Highbury and Islington station (12 min walk)
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