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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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The Twins Macabre: Small Mediums At Large – Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Reviewer: Christopher Owen   The Twins Macabre are Ivy and Maurice Macabre, two dark gruesome minded and bodied children with a love of the occult, anything bloody or dismembered. Played to perfection by Adam Rhys-Davies and Nicola Lamont, this is character sketch comedy blended with vaudeville and cabaret flavour with twisted anarchy and delightfully blunt gore. Utilising the Twins’ psychic ...

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Faustus – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer / Director: Kate Danbury Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Would you be interested in trading in your soul? Perhaps it could get you a better house, lifelong happiness, unimpeachable power, world-wide fame or even eternal youth. But what of the cost… a minor charge really, all of this could be yours and the price is merely an eternity in hell. ...

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Greywing House – Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Writer: Mary Beth Morossa Music: Daniel Cross Directors: Shealagh Dennis and Teddy Lamb Reviewer: Joanna Trainor   “Holding hands, sipping tea, and smiling too wide…” Mary Beth Morossa’s nightmarish tale of living as a reluctant landlady in the desolated seaside resort of Cradleshead, is a great Gothic addition to the London Horror Festival. Creepy and chilling; Camden seems a little ...

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Shakespeare In Hell – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir and Emily Carding Director: Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   What happens to some of Shakespeare’s most villainous characters at the end of the play? Having got their comeuppance and often their deaths, where do they go – to hell perhaps? This new play by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir and Emily Carding reimagines a tour through ...

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Desire And Pursuit – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Martin Foreman Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Martin Foreman’s Desire and Pursuit, a series of three monologues,explores faith, repressed sexuality and moral conflict within the Catholic Church and Thomas Mann’s Venice. The first monologue is Angel, the story of a Catholic priest who is torn between his love of God and his love of men. Performed by Christopher Peacock, ...

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Not on Normal Courtyard Exercise – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer and Performer: Steve Larkin Reviewer: Andy Moseley [rating:4.5] ‘There’s two men in a room’ – this is a refrain from Steve Larkin’s one-man show, not a description of the crowd at the Etcetera Theatre. Variants of it are used throughout with descriptions of the men he’s talking about. Sometimes they are high security inmates, sometimes they are the inmates ...

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