Award-winning experimental theatre company The Sticking Place presents
Britain’s only annual Festival of Horror Theatre and Grand Guignol - Now in its 9th year!
The Terror Seasons began in 2004 at the award-winning Union Theatre in Southwark. With an eclectic mix of classic, cult and comic book horror, Britain’s only Festival of Horror Theatre and Grand Guignol now plays annually through Halloween.
The controversial event has consistently sold out, divided the critics (enraged many) and has been nominated for a Peter Brook Empty Space Award and an Off West End Theatre Award for Best Entertainment.
In 2009 it moved to the atmospheric vaults of The Southwark Playhouse and in 2011 to Soho Theatre.
The event commissions new plays from leading contemporary playwrights. Recent contributors have included: Mark Ravenhill, Neil LaBute, April DeAngelis, Anthony Neilson, Lucy Kirkwood, Jack Thorne and Daragh Carville.
A programme of short shockers are woven together with dark cabaret from award-winners Des O’Connor and Sarah-Louise Young, with twisted turns from other artists, providing an eccentric variety evening of Grand Guignol reinvented for the 21st century.
In 2007, Terror staged the first ever revival of Noel Coward’s The Better Half, originally written for London’s Grand Guignol in 1922. Other notable productions include Mark Ravenhill’s The Experiment (which subsequently transferred to the Latitude Festival and UK tour) and Darren Ormandy’s Hamburg (which transferred to the Edinburgh Festival).
Terror contains material that many may find distressing or disturbing and is strictly for adults only. For details of previous seasons please visit www.thestickingplace.com