FOR those who are interested in true crime, a charity fundraiser event is being held at Tenbury Wells’ Regal theatre.

The event, called Dial Medicine for Murder, is in support of Life Chances, a charity dedicated to aiding vulnerable young adults.

The evening is presented by Dr Harry Brunjes and Dr Andrew Johns, and delves into the lives and crimes of notorious physicians Dr Harold Shipman and Dr John Bodkin Adams.

The show is set in the format of a medical consultation and combines in-depth psychological analysis with contemporaneous film footage and news items, exploring the chilling crimes and complex psyches of these infamous killers.

Dr Brunjes and Dr Johns first met as medical students, and provide unique insights into the cases of Shipman and Adams. Their interest in the crimes led to a lecture for the Royal Society of Medicine, evolving into a docudrama and later a full stage production. It gained national acclaim following its success at the Edinburgh Festival.

The show contrasts the backgrounds, arrests, trials and legacies of Shipman and Adams while exploring the psychopathology behind their actions in an interactive format encouraging audience engagement and dynamic debates.

Tickets cost £18.50 or £16 for concessions and blue light card holders. A VIP package is available for £50 which includes premium seats, an exclusive pre-show reception and a meet and greet with Dr Brunjes and Dr Johns.

The High Sheriff of Worcestershire commented: “We are honoured to host Dial Medicine for Murder, a unique production. This event not only offers a deep dive into some of the most notorious medical crimes in British history but also supports Life Chances, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable individuals.”

The show is on Friday, November 1 at 7pm at the Regal, a community theatre in Tenbury.

The Regal is a registered charity run by a small team of professionals and over 80 volunteers.

The beautiful art deco building started life as a cinema in 1937 and today presents a varied programme of comedy, music and theatre alongside movie and arts screenings and an annual professional pantomime.