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The Colour Out of Space – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Matt Barnes, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft Director: Tim Vaughan Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The Colour Out of Space is one of H P Lovecraft’s better known short stories, and its tale of a mysterious infection spread from a meteor of unknown origin has provided many a creative inspiration in the ninety odd years since. Shedload Theatre’s staging takes ...

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Lovecraft After Dark – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Goodwin Directors: Jonathan Goodwin and Gary Archer Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The warning signs are in the title. Other short plays in the Old Red Lion’s second Lovecraft Festival, a week of works inspired by the American writer of pulp horror, name themselves after the works they are adapting. In contrast, Lovecraft After Dark could apply to any of his ...

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The Lurking Fear – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Creators: Broken Words Productions Reviewer: Maryam Philpott H.P. Lovecraft’s stories readily lend themselves to very different kinds of performance and at the half-way point of The Old Red Lion Theatre’s Lovecraft Festival, there has already been dramatic readings, musical compositions, cabaret and biographical sketches. Broken Words Productions’ new show The Lurking Fear takes a more traditional approach to telling a scary ...

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Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft – Old Red Lion, London

Writers & Directors: Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft maybe full of impending doom and demonic characters, his own life was no less dramatic. Turnpike Productions bring their biographical drama Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft to the Old Red Lion Theatre’s Lovecraft Festival, using the writer’s life to explore the odd family ...

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Lovecraft Shivers – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Creator and Director: Sam Enthoven Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you’ve ever thought the novels of H. P. Lovecraft were slightly lacking in atmosphere and threat, that perhaps they could be even scarier then Sam Enthoven has created the show for you. The regular Shiversnights have been running for around twelve months combining short-story readings with Enthoven’s eerie soundtrack. Now, for ...

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Clocktopus Cabaret: Night of 1000 Tentacles – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Creators: Clocktopus Cabaret Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Cabaret has become a catch-all term for what we once called a Variety Show. In what used to be primarily a singing and dancing show, often with burlesque, has now evolved into a broader collection of entertainments, occasionally welded together within an overarching theme or story. Using the Lovecraft Festival as their inspiration, Clocktopus ...

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Pickman’s Model – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Although early-February is usually a time for romance, the Old Red Lion Theatre has decided that their horror festival deserves another outing, and instead of St Valentine they have a series of one-act pieces dedicated to and inspired by horror-writer H.P. Lovecraft. Why should spooky stories be confined to October when ...

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