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Providence – Old Red Lion, London

Writers & Directors: Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With Halloween almost upon us, our thoughts turn to spooks and scares as we revel in stories of terror and fear. But rarely do we think of the authors of these tales, the people who created the monsters and unexplained happenings that frighten us so cleverly. Dominic Allen and ...

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Hubert is Very Dead – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer / Director: The Company Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With only a week to Halloween, the London Horror Festival is in full swing, taking over The Old Red Lion theatre pub in Angel to showcase over 25 original creepy shorts in four weeks. Plenty of spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls are being performed but perhaps none as anarchically silly as ...

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The Wolves of Erin – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Ed Hartland Director: Stuart Vincent Reviewer: Tom Finch On a rainy night, in an old barn somewhere in the woods of County Tyrone, sometime during the Troubles, a Welsh Soldier has taken a man hostage. When a young woman arrives the balance of power shifts and no one can be trusted. And so begins Stack 10 Theatre’s production as ...

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Crocodile – The Old Red Lion, London

Writer: Joe Eyre Director: Will Maynard Reviewer:  Richard Maguire  In a world like ours a woman gives birth to a crocodile. After some tests at the hospital the woman and her husband are allowed to take Sarah, their new ‘daughter’, home, but instead of making her snug in a cot, they slip her into a half-filled sink. Thus begins Joe ...

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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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