13th Hour Horror Festival – Theatre Listings

13th Hour Horror FestivalFrom The Woman in Black to Ghost Stories Horror theatre is both amazing and under represented but thanks to the 13th Hour Horror Festival thats all about to change with some spooky, scary and down right sensational shows taking place over the Halloween period.

The 13th Hour Horror Festival this Halloween promises to be a very scary fortnight. Do come in. And turn out the light. Award-winning writers, famous comic faces, academics, artists and actors have all come together to explore the ghoulish, the macabre and the spine-tingling through theatre, comedy, film, music, lectures, storytelling and art. From Dracula, the anatomy of giants and plays by torchlight to interactive movie experiences, Aleister Crowley’s influences and Zombie based stand-up, there really is something for everyone.

Theatre listings are included below and watch out for the rest of the listings coming soon. For updates on new festival events as they are added and exclusive news of some secret gigs taking place follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook or join the mailing list at the official site Here.

13th Hour Horror Festival – Theatre Listings

Sci-fan Corporation and AlleyKat Present: Dracula
7pm, Wednesday 10 – Sunday 28 October (£12/£10)
Evil lurks in the streets of London…the oldest vampire, Dracula plans to settle in the heart of the empire and is seemingly unstoppable. …this visually stunning and faithful adaptation of Bram Stockers classic chiller is directed by the award winning Adam Morley. Don’t miss your first opportunity to see these work in progress shows, starring Andrew-Lee Potts (Primeval, Band of Brothers), Charlie Bond (Strippers vs Werewolves) and using live music, shadow puppetry and traditional story telling.
Tickets Available Here

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AlleyKat Presents: Real Horror Show
7pm, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 October (£9 in advance / £11.50 on the door)
Prepare to scream with terror and delight at this selection of twisted plays that delve deep into the horrors of humanity, the madness of the mob and the power of paranoia. Written by and starring groundbreaking character comedian Colin Hoult (Ultimate Carnival of Monsters) with an incredible ensemble cast featuring Frisky & Mannish, Sarah Daykin, Thom Tuck, Will Andrews, Anna Crilly, Mike Wozniak, Rachel Parris, Tom Palmer, Toby Williams and Fergus Craig.
“Twisted creative genius” Guardian, “Master of the macabre…will draw out laughter from the deepest recesses of your soul” Time Out
Tickets Available Here

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre present: A Socky Horror Show
3pm, Sunday 28 October (£8/7)
Fresh from their 5th hit year at Edinburgh, the Socks present their brand new Socky Horror Show with ghoulies, vampires, zombies + the usual songs, socks and violence.
“Had every single audience member… laughing until they cried.” ***** – Edinburgh Evening News
Tickets Available Here

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

The Hallowe’en Sessions
4:30pm, Monday 29 October (Press & Industry only), 8.30pm, Monday 29 October –
Saturday 3 November (£15/£12)

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The Hallowe’en Sessions

A group of mental patients gather for a therapy session to each recount the terrifying events that caused them to lose their minds. But is their mysterious therapist all she appears to be, and will her course of treatment prove to be kill or cure? Cigarette Burns and an award-winning team of horror/fantasy creators join forces to bring you a nightmarish evening filled with primal screams. Writers Kim Newman (ANNO DRACULA, MORIARTY: THE HOUND OF THE
(FAIRYLAND, the QUIET WAR trilogy), Maura McHugh (JENNIFER WILDE, ROISIN DUBH) and director Sean Hogan
(THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS, LITTLE DEATHS) take you on a head trip through the darkest recesses of the human psyche,
where no one – least of all the audience – escapes with their nerves or sanity intact…
Tickets Available Here

The Three Englishmen: The Torchlit Play
7pm, Sunday 29 October (£12/10)
The Englishmen have a dark past… and tonight it will be unveiled. The Englishmen originally formed to perform a trilogy of three torchlit plays: three dark tales designed to tickle the ribs, chill the spine, and make the heart sing. Three dark stories: only one will be performed. One unmissable night of comedy theatre.
“Brilliant” The Times, “Charisma, wit and talent” British Comedy Guide
Tickets Available Here

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The Ghoul I Love

The Ghoul I Love
2pm, 30 October (£10)
A workshop reading of a brand new, old fashioned ghost story by Tristan Bernays
Hollywood, 1933: a town between two world wars, at the height of the Depression and in the throes of an obsession
with horror movies like Frankenstein and Dracula. A young film director, Jonathan Valentine, tries to make a truly
terrifying film in an already terrifying world. But vying with tight budgets, moody stars and his own memories of
serving in the trenches of World War I, are the ghosts on screen becoming too real?
Tickets Available Here

Danielle Ward: Play Dead
7pm, Thursday 1 November (£10)
From the host of Sony Award Winning podcast “Do The Right Thing”… Ends and Frenemies, gather round for a terrifying (and yet utterly silly) collection of short stories to chill the heart and melt the soul. Why is necromancy frowned upon? How do you fit a ghost in a bag? What do we hate dentists? Danielle Ward, writer of cult musicals Psister Psycho and Gutted is back with her trademark mix of comedy, tragedy and horror. NB This show is quite frightening so please go to toilet beforehand.
“Silly, sick, surreal” **** Chortle, “Hilarious” **** The List
Tickets Available Here

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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