Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal

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Two award-winning writers explore the minds of two of the most notorious criminals of recent times.

Dan Davies spent more than a decade writing the highly-acclaimed biography, In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile, which presents an uncompromising portrait of Savile, compiled from years of interviews and dogged research, as well an enquiry into the society that enabled him for so long.

The event also launches Northern Writers’ Awards winner Andrew Hankinson’s You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]. The book covers the last days of the fugitive gunman Raoul Moat, who shot three people before going on the run in rural Northumberland. Written in Moat’s own words, pieced together from letters and recordings, the book offers a compelling insight into his paranoid state.

Book now for Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal at Live Theatre, Newcastle on Thursday 10 March.

Ticket holders will receive £8/£10 off their Crime Story festival ticket, the programme of which will be launched on the same night.