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TV presenter and historian explores why we love a good murder

Dr Lucy Worsley
Dr Lucy Worsley

Renowned historian and BBC presenter Dr Lucy Worsley returns to Cambridge to investigate our fascination with murder.

Through notorious crimes and criminals, she discusses the phenomenon of murder as a form of middle-class entertainment.

Starting with an horrific early nineteenth century serial-killer in the East End of London, Lucy Worsley will end with the tame drawing room dramas of Agatha Christie.

As she takes us on an illustrated tour through the dark story of murder, she discusses how it became a British obsession through novels, plays, paintings and the press.

The show is at 7.45pm on February 21.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01223 503333 or at www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.

Lucy Worsley has presented numerous TV programmes for the BBC, including Britain’s Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court, Dancing Through The Blitz: Blackpool’s Big Band Story and

Lucy Worsley’s Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing. Her book, A Very British Murder, complements the themes and topics discussed in An Evening of Murder with Lucy Worsley.

She performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre in 2015 with a one-night performance discussing the Georgian court and Queen Caroline, wife of King George II.

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