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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, 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.

By Newgate Productions, Mar 1 2012 07:00PM

Episode one of The Monster Hunters, The Discotheque of Nights, is now available for download from iTunes. You can also listen here via our audio page. Assigned by Sir Maxwell House to investigate London’s newest nightspot, Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield must run a gauntlet of beautiful but deadly vampire women in order to defeat London’s most terrifying vampire.


The Discotheque of Nights, which launches a series of six comedy/horror adventures, was written by and stars Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock, with Amy Larcombe, Laura Marshall and Simon Dylan-Kane as Sir Maxwell House.

The sinister Count Orloff. Just hanging around.
The sinister Count Orloff. Just hanging around.

By Newgate Productions, Feb 23 2012 08:54PM

Lorrimer Chesterfield and Roy Steel are returning to face the terrors of the night in a new six part series of full cast, free-to-download podcasts.


The first episode, The Discotheque of Nights, is based on the Monster Hunters’ recent debut show at the London Horror Festival, which Geek Syndicate described as a show ‘every Hammer fan should try to catch’. It sees Lorrimer and Roy investigating a series of vampiric murders at London’s latest, grooviest nightclub, only to face the most the country’s most powerful and verbose vampire.


Recording took place on the 20th and 21st February, with all the cast of the stage show reprising their roles. ‘It was a great chance to work with some really talented performers,’ co-writer Matthew Woodcock, who also plays Roy Steel, said. ‘We’re really excited about this series as it gives us a chance to build on the success of the stage version as well as take the characters on new adventures.’ Future instalments will see the boys facing werewolves, witches and a hideous beast stalking an isolated European village.


The Monster Hunters: The Discotheque of Nights will be available to download from iTunes on 1st March. You can also stream it from The Monster Hunters website. A new episode will be available monthly.

Amy Larcombe and Peter Davis as Carlotta and Lorrimer
Amy Larcombe and Peter Davis as Carlotta and Lorrimer
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