Friday 24 November 2017

Legend Malkovich on his way here

ACTING legend John Malkovich is on his way to Dublin to star in the adaptation of a serial killer's autobiography.

The critically acclaimed The Infernal Comedy: Confessions Of A Serial Killer will kick off in the National Concert Hall here in May.

The show is based on the real-life story of Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger, who was released from jail in 1990 after writing a celebrated memoir and claiming he was rehabilitated.

He went on to kill 11 prostitutes in America and Europe before hanging himself when he was sent back behind bars.

Malkovich plays Jack Unterweger, 15 years after his death, as he conducts an eerie promotional book tour to sell his posthumous story.

Malkovich will perform a series of monologues, one dealing with his sex life after his release from prison.

Audiences, particularly in Unterweger's native Austria, have been divided over the show -- some saying that it glamorises the serial killer, who became infamous for strangling his victims with their own bras.

A representative for the National Concert Hall said the programming team had been in contact with the producer and promoter for the Malkovich event for over six months.

"It's something they've been pursuing for a while, so it's great that it's finally happening. We're thrilled," she said.

Tickets, which are strictly limited, are priced between €45 and €70 for the May 27 show.


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