'The World's Worst Serial Killers' are coming to Gravesend
PUBLISHED: 15:57 10 April 2014 | UPDATED: 11:56 11 April 2014
Trevor Marriot has earned a lucrative career from detailing the murders committed by 20 of the world's worst serial killers on stage.
The unique two-hour audiovisual show, coming to Woodville Halls Theatre on April 30, features more than 200 photographs of not only the victims and their killers, but from the original crime scenes as well. Many have never been seen by the public.
Mr Marriot, best-selling author of “The Evil Within - The World’s Worst Serial Killers”, highlights not only 20 of the world’s serial killers but also the errors made by the law enforcement agencies pursuing them at the time.
He says: “This show is not for the squeamish or faint hearted as many of the photographs shown are of a very graphic nature, which some find disturbing.”
Surprisingly, Mr Marriot is keen to highlight the number of women who come to his hit show.
“I have to say that 70 per cent of the audience seems to be women,” explains the retired murder squad detective from Bedfordshire. “Women probably have a more of a morbid fascination in serial killers more than men.”
So how does he feel about earning living out of other people’s pain and suffering?
He is after all, in his own words, focusing on the victims and their families, not just the notorious murderers who have become household names for their crimes.
“Many of the people who attend the show were not even born then,” he says.
“Secondly, they say time is a great healer but you cannot dwell on the past and these stories are there to be told and highlight what evil man can do to his fellow man.”
If you still are not sure about whether Mr Marriot, who spent 25 years in the police force, should even be on tour with his “World’s Worst Serial Killers” show, then think again.
Mr Marriot points to the many documentary makers who have returned to murder chilling cases for the benefit of TV stations across the world.
“Do you criticise every documentary maker?”, he says. “I am just doing it on another platform.
To buy tickets for the May 30 show of The World’s Worst Serial Killers at Woodville Theatre, Woodville Place, Gravesend, DA12 1DD, call the box office on 01474 337 774. Tickets cost £13 and £11 for concessions including booking fee.