REVIEW: Trevor Marriott: The UK’s Worst Serial Killers, The Customs House, South Shields

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A grisly look through the UK’s serial killer catalogue made for a thrilling evening of entertainment.

It’s a subject that many people find intriguing. Rarely a week goes by without a show detailing the horrific crimes of a cold-blooded killer hitting our TV screens.

Retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott is on the road with his informative show The UK’s Worst Serial Killers, and called at the Customs House last night.

It’s a spin-off of his earlier show The World’s Worst Serial Killers, and the packed audience hung on his every word.

Backed up by his trusty slideshow, Trevor began in Victorian England and worked his way up to more modern times, telling us about infamous killers, and some most people probably hadn’t heard of before.

The crimes of monstrous men and women, like Peter Sutcliffe, Dennis Nilsen, Fred and Rose West, and The Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, were given to us in graphic detail.

We were shown photographs of crime scenes and the victims, videos of the killers detailing their crimes in a disturbingly matter-of-fact way and found out what justice was handed to them, and where they are now – if still alive.

Trevor really knows his stuff and his macabre sense of humour made for some funny moments, with a particular stand out coming as he showed a video of the failed hanging attempts of a concentration camp worker.

The audience was very involved in the show, being asked for their opinions on the justice system and whether capital punishment should be reinstated, and people were very forthcoming with their opinions.

A grisly topic it may be, but it’s fascinating too and if it’s the kind of thing you’re interested in, you should check out Trevor’s shows.

He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of serial killers and has created a wonderfully-entertaining show from it.