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By Newgate Productions, Aug 14 2012 12:21PM

UK horror website The Spooky Isles came to see The Monster Hunters' recent Camden Fringe show and published their thoughts over at thespookyisles.com.


Reviewer David Saunderson said, 'The clever word-plays and wonderful references to the world of 70s horror couldn’t help but raise a laugh from the audience.'


You can read the full review here, and check out the website for more horror related reviews and features.



By Newgate Productions, Jun 15 2012 07:30AM

We are pleased to announce that The Monster Hunters stage show will be returning this summer as part of the Camden Fringe.


'It's great to be able to bring Roy and Lorrimer back to the theatre - it's where they started.' Said Matthew Woodcock, who plays Roy Steel and co-wrote the play with Peter Davis.


First performed as part of the 2011 London Horror Festival, The Monster Hunters sees Lorrimer Chesterfield and Roy Steel called in to investigate the vampiric evil that lies behind the Discotheque of Nights. On the way, their past comes back to haunt them in the form of a hideous bog monster and an ancient Egyptian curse...


Listeners to the audio series might notice a few similarities in the stage show. 'When we came to put together an audio version, we re-used some of the stories we'd performed on stage,' Matthew explained. 'But there's a lot that's different, by virtue of working in a different medium. There are great gags that work well on stage but just wouldn't translate to audio. Episode three is a great example of this: it takes the idea of the Hand of Anubis and really fleshes it out, so to speak! It's a very different piece on audio than on stage.'


The Monster Hunters is at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden on the 4th and 5th of August at 9pm. Tickets: £10, £8 concessions and can be booked from the Camden Fringe website.





By Newgate Productions, Jun 1 2012 03:09PM

The fourth episode of The Monster Hunters, The Hour of the Witch is now available to stream or download.


Called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the ritual murder of a naked girl, Lorrimer Chesterfield knows this spells trouble. Trouble spelt with a W and ending in 'itchcraft'. Can he put a stop to the terrible new thrill that the rich, bored young women of London are turning to like a pack of rich bored young women? Or will he just get shouted at by Inspector Grabber a lot?


Meanwhile, when Roy meets the beautiful Octavia in a nightclub, little does he know the trouble it will cause him...


The Hour of the Witch is written by and stars Matthew Woodcock and Peter Davis with Kate Quinn as Octavia, Kevin Haney as Detective Inspector Grabber, Amy Larcombe as Janice and Andrea Cullum as Lillith. You can listen to it here of from iTunes.

Amy Larcombe, Kate Quinn, Andrea Cullum and Kevin Haney
Amy Larcombe, Kate Quinn, Andrea Cullum and Kevin Haney

By Newgate Productions, Apr 20 2012 01:20PM

The comprehensive website for lovers of audio plays, Radio Drama Reviews, has given episode one of The Monster Hunters a great review.


Reviewer Laurence Raw says, ‘This podcast is a rare breed - a successful horror film spoof that nonetheless pays homage to its various sources.’


You can read the review here.

By Newgate Productions, Mar 15 2012 09:12AM

The Discotheque of Nights has been given five out of five by Geek Syndicate.


The geek culture website said episode one ‘has it’s tongue so firmly in it’s cheek that it threatens to rip said cheek apart and I loved every crazy minute of this audio parody.’


You can read the full review on their website, and you can listen to episode one from our episodes page.

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