We're very pleased to be able to report that the first-ever Stage Fright event, at Salford's King's Arms on Sunday October 29th, proved to be a terrific day of horrific, theatrical fun for all in attendance. As usual with this type of event, there were a few last-minute logistical issues - illness prevented guests Carly Tarett and Brian Gorman from attending, with brave actress Victoria Tunnah stepping in, script in hand, to read Carly's role in The Dead, Live as a result - but almost all the planned events took place. The day ended with a triumphant performance of The Haunting of Blaine Manor, ending its 2017 Salford run. One attendee commented, "Best £20 I've ever spent!" Plans are already afoot for a similar event at the same venue next year.
Sean Mason was present with his camera to document the day, and so we are able to present some visual highlights here...
|Ed Barry brought his fiendishly difficult Halloween quiz to the King's|
|Actor Victoria Tunnah - looking just a little tired after playing Letty in Simon Clark's They Will Not Rest and then stepping into The Dead, Live at the eleventh hour!|
|Paul Mallinson, presenter of the talk on The Weirdest Horror Films Ever Made, with his 'mausoleum' of horror goodies|
|The impeccably-dressed writer of The Haunting of Blaine Manor, Joe O'Byrne, reading some of his fiendish poetry|
|Maestro of terror, horror author Keith Keitherland (alias actor Peter Slater) reading from the Necronimicon Ex Mortis|
|Actor Jenny May Morgan reading Frazer Lee's So Much To See|
|Mallinson with attendees Mark 'Best £20 I've ever spent' and Charlotte|
|Writer Victoria Lennox with actors Anne Baron, Geoff Baron and Jenny May Morgan reading The Hag|
|Many attendees arrived dressed for the occasion!|
|The King's Arms' familiar, comfortable on the Blaine Manor set|
|Actor, storyteller and Lee/Cushing Podcast host Howard Whittock|
|A friendly face to welcome attendees...|
Highlights from The Lee/Cushing Podcast talk can be heard here...
Meanwhile, The Dead, Live concludes its current tour with another appearance within the veil of Salford at Smiths Restaurant, Eccles on Wednesday November 15th (book tickets here). This will be the last performance of the play for 2017, but we're pleased to announce that the show will be part of the first London Lovecraft Festival in February 2018. Watch this blog for more details.