THE HALLOWE'EN SESSIONS

THE HALLOWE'EN SESSIONS 
A play by Kim Newman, Stephen Volk, MauraMcHugh, Ann Billson, Paul McAuley and Sean Hogan 
(Leicester Square Theatre, London: 29 October-3 November 2012)*

 

Directed by Sean Hogan 
Producer Josh Saco
A Cigarette Burns Production

Watch the promo trailer on the Hallowe'en Sessions YouTube page

Listen to the Electric Sheep podcast: Kim Newman and Sean Hogan talk about The Hallowe'en Sessions

A group of mental patients gather for a therapy session to each recount the terrifying events that caused them to lose their minds. But is their mysterious therapist all she appears to be, and will her course of treatment prove to be kill or cure?

Cigarette Burns and an award-winning team of horror/fantasy creators join forces to bring you a nightmarish evening filled with primal screams. Writers Kim Newman (Anno Dracula, Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles), Stephen Volk (The Awakening, Ghostwatch), Anne Billson (Suckers, Stiff Lips), Paul McAuley (Fairyland, the Quiet War trilogy), Maura McHugh (Jennifer Wilde, Roisin Dubh) and director/writer Sean Hogan (The Devil's Business, Little Deaths) take you on a head trip through the darkest recesses of the human psyche, where no one - least of all the audience - escapes with their nerves or sanity intact...

"Suitably scary, sometimes poignant, always horrific" Seat at the Back

"Brilliantly creepy" Screen Geek

"Brilliantly cutting writing and fantastic performances... thoroughly enjoyable" Forbidden Planet

"A triumph of fecund imaginations" The Quietus

"Billy Clarke delivered a show-stopping monologue in Stephen Volk's 'Three Fingers One Thumb'.... spine-tingling" DIY

The writers:

"The Sessions" by Kim Newman
"Three Fingers One Thumb" by Stephen Volk
"Professor Babu" by Paul McAuley
"The Night-Born Sisters" by Maura McHugh
"Case Study: Richard Gill" by Anne Billson
"Marry in May, Rue the Day" by Sean Hogan

The cast:

Dr Myra Lark.............Sarah Douglas
David Rudge.............Billy Clarke
Tom Rose..................Joshua Mayes-Cooper
Vivien Fox.................Gina Abolins
Richard Gill................Daniel Brocklebank
Anna Cairns..............Holly Lucas
Nurse Wretched........Grace Ker

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