At the end of the month I will be teaming up with Glue Gun ’91 to put on a very special Halloween spoken word event. Fear of the Dark will start in a brightly lit theatre, with the lights fading as the night continues, until the final acts are performed in near-complete darkness. We promise an entertainment like you’ve never experienced!
I will be reading short stories about clowns, zombies and worse. Rufus Moonshine and Gimley Whipple from Glue Gun ‘91 will be unleashing their own special blend of mayhem, including a performance of Swan Lake featuring special guest ‘Ruth Ellis’. Kay Sexton will be reading short stories and there will be poetry from Bernadette Cremin. We also have a musical interlude and a special guest appearance.
I’m very excited about this event. I met up with Rufus and Gimley earlier this week to discuss what we’re going to do. Every so often we’d come up with an idea, look at one another and decide that, maybe, that was going too far. We’re aiming for a mood a little like Jam and have some lovely ideas.
The night will start at 8pm in Brighton’s Marlborough Theatre on Thursday 29th October. Tickets are £5 (or £4 for concessions). You can buy tickets on the door or in advance. I’ll post a web link soon, and there’ll be tickets available behind the bar at the Marlborough from this weekend.
I didn’t even mention the apple bobbing, the cake, or the any of the other stuff… Fear of the Dark is going to be something special: you must come!