Ginger Nuts of Horror
Following sell - out success and wide acclaim for their previous production s at the London Horror Festival , ‘ The Puppetry Of Flesh’’ and ‘ What Monsters Do’’ , horror theatre company and previous LHF producers Hid den Basement Productions return to the stage this October with their darkly comic retelling of the HP Lovecraft classic horror novella ‘ The Shadow Over Innsmouth’’ for the London Horror Festival 2017 at The Old Red Lion Theatre,, London..
Originally devised and directed by Philip North and Jade Allen,, the initial production was met with rave reviews at the London Horror Festival 2015 and at the Black Box Festival 2016..
"......pricelessly hysterical!!"" - London Theatre 1
"An excellent night out with great performances and a witty script,, I give ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’’ a big 666/666!" - The Horror Hothouse
"Charming,, fun and entertaining......This fishy adventure is splashed with humour and drowning in a shoal of characters"" - Scatter of Opinion
Philip North returns to direct and perform in this re - worked and developed production and is joined by fellow Hidden Basement company member Claire Matthews.
Set in the ancient sea port town of Innsmouth in 1920s,, the story tells of one man’s terrifying and disturbing journey as he explores his family history and encounters a malign undersea civilisation. The script is partly based and adapted from the original text from HP Lovecraft,, but North adds the additional storyline of the principal character’s fears of marriage , mental and physical illness and race, providing a commentary of Lovecraft’s own fears and political views at the time.
Featuring original music by singer and musician Paul Thompson, puppets created by Hattie Thomas and Verity Treadwell,, and combining physical theatre, mime and mask work, this darkly comic fast paced two hander brings a HP Lovecraft classic to the stage as you've never seen it before..
On a frankly tedious architectural tour of the coastline,, Robert Olmstead happens across the ancient seaport of Innsmouth.
What he discovers there will threaten his life,, test his will and shatter his sanity.
Join us to explore the complex and sometimes deadly relationship between man and fish...
The Shadow Over Innsmouth’’ is on at the Old Red Lion Theatre,, at 7pm,, 16th - 18th October 2017 as part of the London Horror Festival 2017.
Ticket price: £10 (£8 conc.. )