John Hayes ShootSeductress, or psychopath? Murderer or victim? Electric chair, or psychiatric hospital? Huntsville Prison, Texas 1959. Elyese Duke sits on Death Row, convicted of two murders, but she is not alone … John Hayes is with her, as he has been all along. But is she a calculating psychopath who deserves the electric chair, or a multiple personality who needs psychiatric help?

Following a successful run a last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Bearded Theatre make their first visit to Bath with this powerful new play. Laced with dark humour, raw pain and real poignancy, Lucy Roslyn’s striking play is a psychological thriller based on real life Death Row case histories and experiences

«««« “One woman powerhouse Lucy Roslyn… beautiful, beguiling, terrifying, terrific”

THE STATE vs. JOHN HAYES is at the Ustinov Studio on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th January. Tickets are on sale now from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, or online at