The SLG presents the first London staging of JERK, a production by French director Gisèle Vienne made in collaboration with American writer Dennis Cooper.
A one-person puppet show, JERK is an imaginary reconstruction of the crimes perpetrated by American serial killer Dean Corll who, with the help of teenagers David Brooks and Wayne Henley, killed more than twenty boys in Texas in the mid-70s. In prison, David Brooks learns the art of puppetry, which enables him to face up to his responsibility as an accomplice to the crimes.
The brutality and humour of the text brings a fierceness to the performance which merges sexuality and violence.
This event is included in Paris Calling 2009, a Franco-British season of performing arts.