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A new anthology play adapted by Oliver Giggins & Ash Pryce

Edith Nesbit is probably best known as the writer of The Railway Children.  What gets less attention, is her extensive collection of horror and ghost stories to rival her male contemporaries.  The Shadow in the Dark adapts two of her tales of terror - The Shadow and In The Dark.

This new adaptation features Magic Lanterns, imaginative soundscapes, and a masterfully crafted style drawing on elements of stylized theatre popular during Nesbit's later years as Mistress of the Macabre.

Edith Nesbit (R.H. Hale) will welcome you to her sitting room, as she narrates a series of unsettling tales, brought to life by Skye Morrison and Annie Cook. 

The play will premiere at the Edinburgh Horror Festival 2023, running Thursday October 26th to Sunday October 29th at 19:40.  Tickets are Pay What You Can on the door, or £12/£10 online.

Tickets available from www.edhorrorfest.co.uk soon.

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HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS

Supporting Grass-Roots Theatre
Grass roots theatre doesn't have the funding or finances associated with, and more easily available to, larger theatres and companies.  Most theatre created in Britain is by grass-roots artists who are likely working on very low budgets, frequently voluntary, without the support and resources they need.  They do it because if they don't it reduces the work out there, the opportunities to develop as creatives, and reduces the amount of accessible, low cost theatre and arts for the public to engage with.

Supporting Ongoing Work

The plans for staging the event at the Edinburgh Horror Festival represent the first step in a larger project, a goal to bring the production to wider audiences at other Festivals across the country, including the Edinburgh Fringe.  The more we raise, the more we can look to a future stage of the project allowing more people to engage with it, and to be able to fairly pay performers.

Supporting Disabled Artists

Our production team is comprised of 50% disabled, Chronically ill, and/or Neurodiverse creatives.  Frequently these types of artists face challenges that limit their ability to take part in the arts.  Supporting the production supports them by allowing us to cover additional expenses and support.

Supporting Female Artists

Our production team is mostly women-led - all of the performers and the stage manager.  Even though the project was begun by two men, the goal has always been to ensure that women centre in the production, as it represents work from a female author, frequently overlooked for her contributions to the horror genre in favour of her more family-friendly work.  It is important that these voices are heard, and seen, and that the work isn't forgotten.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Artists

Aside from being largely female and disabled led, the team also involves members of the LGBTQ+ community.  There has always been a strong connection between horror and queer identity - not always positive sadly.  By supporting this project you help support queer-identified artists working in the horror genre.

Supporting New Work

Finally, your support helps to encourage and produce new work.  It allows a chance for experimentation, for flexibility and freedom.  Your support means we can bring work to the stage that has either not been seen before, or existed in limited quantities.  New work allows for new ideas, new voices, and new entertainment for the public at large.

REWARDS FOR SUPPORT

Level 1 - UNLIMITED £5 Donation 
Thank you on our social media

Level 2 - UNLIMITED £10 Donation 

Thank you on our social media and in the programme

 

Level 3 - LIMITED TO 50 £25 Donation 

Thank you on our social media and in the programme, signed promo promo-artwork and badge

Level 4 - LIMITED TO 25 £50 Donation 

Thank you on our social media and in the programme, badge, signed promo-artwork and programme and digital copy of the show

Level 5 - LIMITED TO 10 £75 Donation 

Associate producer credit in programme, imdb and film credits [Digital Show] plus thank you on our social media and in the programme, badge, signed promo-artwork and programme and digital copy of the show

Level 6 - LIMITED TO 5 £100 Donation 

Executive producer credit in programme, imdb and film credits, [Digital Show], video thank you from select team members, 2 tickets to the in-person show, thank you on our social media and in the programme, badge, signed promo-artwork and programme and digital copy of the show

Level 7 - LIMITED TO 2 £500 Donation 

Co-producer credit in programme, imdb and film credits [Digital Show], 4 tickets to the in-person show, Zoom Q&A with select team members, thank you on our social media and in the programme, badge, signed promo-artwork and programme and digital copy of the show 

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Physical items shipped free within the UK.  Outside the UK a shipping and handling fee will be applied at checkout.

If opting for tickets to the in-person show, you are responsible for all of your own costs in attending the event including travel, accommodation and food.

The Team

Meet The Team

Tickets

Dates, Times, Tickets

Thursday October 26th - Sunday October 29th 2023

19:40 - 20:35 // Over 18s Only

Tickets: £12/£10/Pay What You Can on the door

The Banshee Labyrinth [Chamber Room]
29-35 Niddry Street
Edinburgh

EH1 1LG

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