The Monster Hunters come to London

A live show for fans of classic British horror films from Hammer studios.

This sounds like a lot of fun for everyone who loves good horror from the Hammer era of cinema. These guys perform a live show with humor.

As part of the London Horror Festival, Newgate Productions presents The Monster Hunters, an affectionate spoof of classic British horror films from the Hammer and Amicus studios. The Monster Hunters sees our heroes, Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield, face vampires, a hideous monster from the depths of a European marsh and a mummified hand in their quest to prevent Count Orloff from turning 1970s London into the swinging vampire capital of the world. The production runs from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November at the Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton.

 

THE MONSTER HUNTERS

Newgate Productions pays tribute to a classic era of British Horror films in a new live show. London, 1971: Assigned by Sir Maxwell House to investigate Londonʼs newest nightspot, The Discothèque of Nights, Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield must run a gauntlet of beautiful but deadly vampire twins who force them to remember some of their most dangerous cases. Roy faces betrayal by an old friend and a mysterious bog creature stalking the marshes of Eastern Europe, while Lorrimer is the target of a mummified hand on a mission of vengeance. Can they face their fears and together end the vampiric truth behind the deadly disco?

Written by Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock (Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back!, The St. Valentineʼs Day Murder), The Monster Hunters brings the world of 1960s and 70s British horror films to the stage in a nostalgia-filled affectionate spoof of a much loved genre. Steeped in the lore of the famous Hammer and Amicus films, such as Dracula AD: 1972, Blood from the Mummyʼs Tomb and Dr. Terrorʼs House of Horrors, as well as mixing in a dash of The Persuaders!, The Monster Hunters will return you to a time of wide collars, excessive whisky drinking and unashamed fisticuffs, all with a heavy dose of Kensington Gore.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Venue: Courtyard Theatre Address: Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street,
London, N1 6EU
Dates: 11th–13th November 2011
Times: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10/£8
Box Office: www.thecourtyard.org.uk / 0844 477 1000
Transport: Train: Liverpool St, Tube: Old Street, Shoreditch High St or Hoxton stations; Bus: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 271, N35, N55 or N76

SOURCE: Newgate Productions

GS Reporter: Montoya

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