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The UK’s biggest festival of live horror performance takes place across three jam-packed weeks in October at The Etcetera Theatre in Camden.

The Resurrectionist – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Robert Pope and Ian Dixon Potter Director: Courtney Larkin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With Halloween fast approaching it’s the perfect time to revisit some classic horror stories. Golden Age Theatre Company have attempted to breathe new life into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by setting its play The Resurrectionist a few months before the book was written and focusing on the events ...

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Jermay Predicts – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: James Hamilton Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The time has come. Luke Jermay, the most hotly-anticipated act of the London Horror Festival, has brought his psychic show to the Etcetera Theatre and, as midnight strikes, there’s already a packed house of excited half-believers, nervously eager to hear their futures from the mouth of the seer. Jermay is a veteran of mind-reading, ...

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Celebrate Halloween Early Horror Cabaret – Etcetera Theatre, London

Compere: Lucy Muck Reviewer: Edie Ranvier How long does it take for a tradition to become an institution? The London Horror Festival is haunting the Camden scene for its fifth year – and to judge from the enthusiasm that greets its opening night, it doesn’t look likely to be exorcised anytime soon. A cheerfully morbid black-clad crowd packs out the ...

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FRIGHT LINES: The Uplifters – Payne Killer

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A thrilling black comedy horror of torture and revelations in which a widow fights for her life, while a serial killer is determined to take it away. Horror is notoriously difficult to pull off onstage – how to you approach it? By always thinking of what the audience may be thinking ...

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FRIGHT LINES: Adie Mueller – Sandman

How would you describe your show in one sentence? An original, highly visual re-imagining of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 19th Century gothic horror story The Sandman, fusing high-energy storytelling, expressive physicality, and the use of objects and puppetry to immerse its audience in an emotionally intense, thrilling nightmare world. Horror is notoriously difficult to pull off onstage – how do you approach ...

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FRIGHT LINES: Theatrum Veritatus – Home Free!

How would you describe your show in one sentence? It is a dark tale following the fantasies of broken people trying to escape a world that has abandoned them. Horror is notoriously difficult to pull off onstage – how do you approach it? We’ve focused majorly on developing strong characters that live in an abstract and generally unnerving environment. We’ve ...

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FRIGHT LINES: Ideomotor

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A dark, supernatural comedy that will make you laugh, cry and jump out your skin. Horror is notoriously difficult to pull off onstage – how do you approach it? I think the best horror comes from people, places and things we are familiar and comfortable with. That way the experience feels ...

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