The Terror Seasons
Theatre of Horror and Grand Guignol. Plays, magic, cabaret and other oddities for the Halloween season.
In an event unlike any seen in London for almost 40 years, experimental and new writing theatre company The Sticking Place present a festival of full-blooded horror for the Halloween Season.
The award-winning Union Theatre will host this varied programme of one-act plays including original adaptations of cult and classic horror and new writing in a modern ‘Grand Guignol’ idiom.
In a climate where Terror has become ‘The Enemy’, rather than something inside all of us, we invite you to come and be terrorized
Brilliant … Darkly disturbing and funny.’
‘Pulling out all the stops for this night packed to the cobwebby rafters.’
‘Gruesome and grisly … takes horror back to its roots.’
‘Get down to The Union for a roller-coaster ride of spookiness and gore.’
‘An entire season of plays and events ranging from the anarchic and eccentric to the shocking and provocative … destined to chill you to the bone.’
October 31st 2004 – TERROR 2004 Halloween Special Performance
With readings from Edgar Allan Poe, unearthly magic, two of their current shows and something mysteriously titled ‘other oddities’. Thankfully, you can drink away the jitters at the after-show bar.”
Reanimator by William Stewart adapted from stories by HP Lovecraft
A necromantic comedy. In association with Hocus Pocus Productions.
‘Lovecraft’s university town of Arkham is rendered like Tim Burton’s Gotham … Played with superb half-serious intensity … An energetic cast, all of whom are capable of finely-honed, broad-stroke comedy.’
‘A wonderful adaptation … A beautifully acted, sleek, energetic production with a thought provoking message. A definite must-see but be sure to wear splatter-proof clothing!’
‘The immensely talented Alex Bartram is superb.’
Hamburg adapted by Darren Ormandy
A harrowing account of the RAF raid on Hamburg in 1943, largely drawing on eyewitness testimonies.
‘A short sharp shock of a play, cut like a gem, proof that drama doesn’t have to be elaborate to be effective or highly technical to be what Hamburg is – momentarily terrifying.’
Pop Pop I Kill Them by Martin Cooke
Presented by Theatre of Addiction
‘A distilled expression of the addict’s experience … inspired.’
Goodnight Kiss by Maurice Laval
in a new translation by Tristan Langlois
A classic French Guignol play from 1912, performed in the original playing style.
Poestaster by Sean McCann
Two men choose the same night to execute delightfully macabre revenges.
The Signalman by John Goodrum
from the story by Charles Dickens
Victorian ghost story writing at its finest in the perfect setting of the old railway arches of London Bridge.
Quinto Quarto by Nick Brown
A visceral, verbal assault on the senses. Council-estates, claustrophobia and curious cooking.
TERROR 2004! Played at The Union Theatre, Southwark. October 19th – November 12th 2004.
Photographs by Paul Cronin and William Stewart
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