Jeffrey Dahmer Receives Tenth Anniversary RevivalDate: 24 January 2006
The original cast and creators of Jeffrey Dahmer Is Unwell will reunite for the black comedy’s tenth anniversary production, which will have a limited six-week season at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, north London, from 6 February (previews from 31 January) to 12 March 2006.
Originally seen at the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to London’s Hampstead Theatre ten years ago, Jeffrey Dahmer Is Unwell is written and performed by Alan Francis and Mike Hayley and, for the fresh staging, is directed by award-winning playwright Anthony Neilson (Stitching, The Wonderful World of Dissocia).
In the bizarre, dark world of Mike’s flat, Alan has become obsessed with cold-hearted killers and homicidal maniacs, putting his personal hygiene to one side during his sick pursuit of the macabre. Mike - who is in love with Alan’s cousin Kate, which is the only reason he allowed him to set foot in his home in the first place - looks on in helpless horror as Alan fills his home with tasteless memorabilia.
Francis is best known for his TV appearances in Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression and Big Impression Euro 2004 (which he co-wrote with McGowan), as well as Steve Coogan’s Knowing Me, Knowing You and the hit Radio 1 show Slices of Life With Phil Jupitus. He also has his own stand-up show, Clobbered. Hayley has spent ten years on the comedy circuit.
Jeffrey Dahmer Is Unwell is a Theatre Boutique Production presented at the King's Head by arrangement with RBM.
- by Caroline Ansdell