This year sees the return of the Terror Season, a season of horror and Grand Guignol theatre from acclaimed experimental theatre company The Sticking Place.
In this, its fourth year, the festival is set to include Noel Coward’s The Better Half (written for London's Grand Guignol in 1922 and never seen or published until now); classic French shocker Kiss Of Death in a new version by Tristan Langlois; and commissions from some of Britain’s most exciting contemporary playwrights including Mark Ravenhill ( Shopping and F***ing ; Mother Clapp’s Molly House ), Lucy Kirkwood and Darren Ormandy.
The season also includes a three-day series of Halloween specials, featuring legendary theatre maverick Ken Campbell (creator of the Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool and Illuminatus for the Royal National Theatre) and his improvisation troupe, The School Of Night (fresh from their recent successes at The Royal Court and Shakespeare’s Globe).
Terror 2007 will be running from 16 October till 10 November at the Union Theatre, Southwark, London SE1, with performances starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) for Tuesday-Thursday shows and £12 (£10 concessions) for Friday and Saturday shows. The Halloween Specials are running from 29-31 October, also starting at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £15. All shows are suitable for adults only . To book tickets call the Union box office on 0207 261 9876 , and for more information vists www.seasonsofterror.com or www.thestickingplace.com .