RADA graduate Victor Alli will star in Tristan Bernay’s new horror story Ghost House, alongside a voice cast including Miriam Margolyes, Lizzie Stables and Joan Iyiola when it runs at VAULT Festival later this week. Find out more about the cast, then book your tickets.
NEWS: Tristan Bernays premieres new horror tale Ghost House at Vault Festival
Internationally acclaimed writer Tristan Bernays will debut his latest play, modern day horror story Ghost House, at Vault Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
FEATURED SHOW: They’ve created a monster hit – check out the reviews for Frankenstein
“Superb”, “modern and thrilling” and “pulls out every available stop” – take a look at what audiences and critics have said about Rona Munro’s new adaptation of Frankenstein, then head to the Belgrade Theatre to catch it this week before it heads back off on tour. Book now!
FIRST LOOK: Celebrate the start of Halloween season with stunning production images from Frankenstein
Gothic, leafless trees, towering buildings, fork lightning; the design of Rona Munro’s Frankenstein is an Halloween treat full of theatrical tricks. Take a look at these fantastic production photographs, then book your tickets!
‘Expect to be afraid. Be very afraid’: Steve Fitzgerald chills our blood as he tells us about Uncanny Collective’s new show Haunted
“Expect scares, laughs and perpetual darkness.” It’s a description of new horror theatre piece Haunted that should fill audiences with trembling, nervous excitement. As Uncanny Collective prepare to stage the piece at Peckham’s Asylum Chapel, co-creator Steve Fitzgerald tells us more about the show. Read his interview, then book your tickets!
LISTEN: Actor Eilidh Loan on putting Mary Shelley back into Frankenstein
As actor Eilidh Loan prepares to brings Frankenstein to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, she talks about her first connection with the story, discovering more about Mary Shelley and overcoming a fear of reading created by dyslexia. Have a listen, then book your tickets!
BEHIND THE SCENES: Take a look at the making of a monster in rehearsals for Frankenstein
There are no bolts in sight; the monster in the new touring version of Frankenstein is made with pen and paper. Get a glimpse of its creation, and the action coming together, in these rehearsal images, then book your tickets.
FIRST LOOK: Peek into the dark, spooky and hilarious world of Trial of Love
Wild eyes, grasping hands, looks of abject fear – they’re all there in the production images for Trial of Love , the new supernatural comedy currently running at the Bread & Roses Theatre. Take a look, if you dare, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Asylum Chapel to host terrifying new show, Haunted
Where better to take in a ghostly tale this October than in a distressed chapel in South London? That’s exactly the setting for Haunted, the debut production from Uncanny Collective. Book your tickets now!
WATCH: Meet the cast of dark comic horror Trial of Love
Finding humour in darkness and exploring the meeting of Eastern and Western influences – watch the young cast of HiddenViewz new production Trial of Love discussing the new play. Time to get booking!
NEWS: HiddenViewz bring supernatural tale Trial of Love to the Bread & Roses Theatre
Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!
NEWS: Mary Shelley takes centre stage in new adaptation of Frankenstein at Belgrade Theatre
Mary Shelley, who thought up Frankenstein when she was just 18 years old, will appear on stage alongside her famous creation in a new adaptation of her novel coming to the Belgrade Theatre this autumn as part of a UK tour. Time to book your tickets for what’s sure to be a monster hit.
Voice of a demon? Ian McKellen features in West End premiere of The Exorcist
Ian McKellen will feature in the West End premiere of The Exorcist as the voice of the Demon. From 20 October at the Phoenix Theatre, the stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s iconic best-selling novel will be unleashed onto the London stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK – West End ★★★★
I found myself thinking I’d seen things out of the corner of my eye so was on the edge of my seat even more throughout.
KILLER – Shoreditch Town Hall
One of the reasons that Philip Ridley is the crown prince of imaginative playwriting is that he came at theatre from leftfield. In the 1980s, he didn’t go to drama school — he went to art college instead. This freed his mind from following established theatre conventions, and so anything was possible.
KILLER – Shoreditch Town Hall
Latest trio of monologues from Philip Ridley are performed in the dark: both chilling and humorous.
FRANKENSTEIN – Greenwich Theatre
Blackeyed Theatre’s production strips away any added features from adapted movies, shows and other projects about Victor Frankenstein and simply tells the tale as Mary Shelly originally wrote.
THE EXORCIST – Birmingham
There’s a well-earned hurrah (or should that be scream?) for this evening of hokum that’s currently playing in Birmingham over the Halloween fortnight. As the audience take their seats the house lights are gradually built up to a full on brightness before plunging the auditorium into a shriek-filled darkness and we’re off.
London Horror Festival: HOWL – Rosemary Branch Theatre
The London Horror Festival is bigger than ever, new scare attractions appear all over the country every year and independent events like Frissonic’s Howl expand the otherworldly and terrifying offers for thrill seekers this time of year.
CIRCUS DIARIES at #edfringe: Elixir by Head First Acrobats
Zombies, super-strength and test-tube potions are the order of the day in Elixir, from the Australian team of Head First Acrobats (HFA). Or, more correctly, the order of the night – the programming of this show into a 10pm slot is a great move to attract a new type of audience to the sort of universally entertaining circus-theatre show that (with the removal of a couple of choice expletives) could be equally accessible to a family crowd.
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