An Evening of Murder

**EXTRA SHOW ANNOUNCED AT 2.30 PM** lucy-worsley-standing-thumbnail-330px-tim-stubbings

Book for Saturday 18 March at 2.30 pm

This spring Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is working in partnership with the Museum of Somerset to bring Dr Lucy Worsley to Taunton.

Historian Dr Lucy Worsley is a renowned BBC TV presenter (A Very British Murder, A Very British Romance, Lucy Worsley’s Reins of Power – The Art of Horse Dancing, The Real Versailles) and Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Lucy will enrapture audiences with her illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder. She’ll examine some notorious crimes and criminals, but also explain how murder became a form of middle-class entertainment through novels, plays, paintings, and the press – starting with a horrific early nineteenth-century serial-killer in the East End of London, and ending with the tame drawing-room dramas of Agatha Christie.

A dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy – murder, as Lucy uncovers is also a very strange, very British obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?

Using forensic detail and revisiting notorious crimes An Evening of Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime, and a riveting investigation into the British soul by one of our finest historians.



Booking is via the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre website or by calling the box office on 01823 414141.

Saturday 18 March 2017 at 2. 30 pm. Prices £23 (£21 for Friends of Museum of Somerset, TMAC Friends, Supporters of the South West Heritage Trust.)

This event is part of a unique partnership between the Museum of Somerset and Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

Image Credit: Tim Stubbings