Yes our favourite time of the year is creeping up again as the capital gears up for a month of gory mayhem with The London Horror Festival 2019. The UK’s largest festival of live horror performance returns for its ninth year, expanding over two venues and three theatre spaces, with help from their sponsors Horror... Continue Reading →
I had a chat with Deadplant Theatre's Bounce about all things milky, bodily fluids, heavy metal and the coming bovine apocalypse as featured in their latest post apocalyptic heavy metal folk horror experience The Milkman Cometh and those nice folk at Diabolique only went and printed it. You can read it here.
Our friends at Danse Macabre Theatre have a new show Goodnight Mr. Spindrift opening soon at our favourite pub theatre The Old Red Lion in Islington. Running from 24 to 27 April the play is directed by Sam Essame. Tracking down Sam to Danse Macabre's secret lair I asked him what the new play was... Continue Reading →
Way back in March 2018 Out of the Forest Theatre invited us to see their Prairie Bluegrass musical Bury the Hatchet at London's VAULT Festival. Opening up the case of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders, with some great music we really enjoyed the show so we tracked down writer and performer Sasha Wilson to find... Continue Reading →
I recently interviewed Mountains of Madness playwright TL Wiswell for Diabolique about bringing HP Lovecraft to the London stage for the London Horror Festival in 2016 and how it led to this year's debut London Lovecraft Festival. You can read it here.
We have a bit of previous with Carrie Marx of Hermetic Arts, but in a good way because we absolutely loved her one woman show BADD (Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons) at the 2017 London Horror Festival. So when we were invited to the opening night of her new show Unburied at London's Vault Festival... Continue Reading →
One of our favourite shows from 2017's London Horror Festival Bête Noire Productions' Father of Lies is being resurrected at London's Vault Festival for a limited run from 28 February to 4 March. I interviewed Bête Noire's Tom Worlsey about the show for Diabolique Magazine as rehearsals took place (you can read it here). Tickets... Continue Reading →
The final show we took in at this year's London Horror Festival was Father Of Lies from writer performers Sasha Roberts and Tom Worsley of Bete Noir Productions, and I think we may have serendipitously saved the best for last (although to be fair this year's shows have been of such a high standard making... Continue Reading →
Strictly speaking the performance we saw wasn't, as we caught The Raven at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden a week after Simon James Collier's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous piece of poetry hit the Festival blackroom at Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre. Not that we are complaining any trip to Camden is a... Continue Reading →
No BADD is nothing to do with Michael Jackson, but it does take us back to the 1980s when America found itself gripped by the Satanic panic as US youth became obsessed with heavy metal and role-playing games. As we take our seats in the Old Red Lion's blackroom we meet Pam, our hostess for... Continue Reading →