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By Newgate Productions, Oct 15 2012 08:37AM

The Monster Hunters at the Theatre of Hell opens this week at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street, running 16th - 18th October. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and you can book them here.


There's more information about this and other great shows appearing as part of this year's London Horror Festival at their website. You can also find details of buses and trains, as well as a helpful TfL journey planner on the Etcetera Theatre website.


By Newgate Productions, Oct 4 2012 08:18AM


WHO is murdering the cast of a new horror play in the seediest theatre in Soho?


HAS a mysterious killer from the 1880's, named after an old British legend, finally returned?


WHAT the Hades is strip golf?


Why not make your way down to the Etcetera Theatre in Camden from the 16th - 18th October for The Monster Hunters at the Theatre of Hell!


Written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock, with Laura Marshall, Neil Frost, Andrea Cullum and Simon Kane.


7.30pm, Etcetera Theatre, Camden Town


For tickets and more information about the London Horror Festival 2012, visit londonhorrorfestival.com

By Newgate Productions, Sep 27 2012 08:00AM

Rehearsals are now underway for our new show at this year's London Horror Festival. Joining Roy and Lorrimer for their investigations will be a host of characters, some familiar, some brand new.


Matthew Woodcock and Peter Davis will once more be on hand as Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield as well as writing the script. 'It's a single story this time.' Matthew says. 'It gives us a chance to develop the plot and characters more. Roy and Lorrimer are at the theatre to try and uncover the truth about a mysterious haunting. There's murder, ghosts and as many bad jokes as we could fit in.' The play is set entirely within the confines of the Wyngarde Theatre in Soho, the worst theatre in town. 'This is a theatre of last chances, and everyone has good reason to be there.'


Joining the Monster Hunters will be Simon Kane, reprising his role as Sir Maxwell House as well as playing drunken actor Sebastian Winsley-Hope. Sebastian is a faded actor and his last film role nearly killed his career.... Simon on the other hand has just finished recording series 2 of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, described as 'the best sketch show in years' by the Radio Times.


We are also pleased to see the return of Andrea Cullum, who will be playing Vivian Caruso, a diva-ish actress with multiple roles in both horror films and Crossroads. Her star might have fallen, but she rules the theatre with an iron tongue. Andrea will be familiar to podcast listeners as the voice of Lillith, leader of the cult of Hazal in The Hour of the Witch.


Laura Marshall is another familiar voice for podcast listeners, having played multiple roles across five of the six episodes. Her character Alice appears to be an ingenue acteress, but as with all those drawn to the theatre of Hell, are her motives as innocent as they appear?


Actor and comedian Neil Frost plays ambitious director Vivian St. John. He needs this play to be a success, but how far will he go? Neil's web comedy series HIStory HERstory is available to view on YouTube.


The Monster Hunters at the Theatre of Hell is on at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden from 16th - 18th October. For more information and tickets, please visit the London Horror Festival Website.



By Newgate Productions, Sep 13 2012 08:00AM

Whilst you're waiting for the next episode, you can catch up with The Monster Hunters cast on radio and online.


Sir Maxwell House himself, Simon Kane, returns to Radio 4 on 13th September for the second series of John Finnemore's Souvenier Programme. You can catch this every Thursday from 6.30pm for 6 weeks, as well as on the BBC iPlayer. For more information, visit the website here.


And if it's full blooded horror you're after, you can download Simon in a one off audio drama inspired by Clive Barker's Hellraiser series. Piercing the Veil, co-written by Peter Davis and Phil North also features appearances from Monster Hunters regular Laura Marshall, Kevin Haney (D.I. Grabber, episode 4) and Paul Thompson (Travers, episode 5). You can download it for free from The Hellraiser Podcast website.

By Newgate Productions, Aug 29 2012 06:21PM

It's been a busy month for The Monster Hunters. 1st August saw the release of the last episode of the current series, The Powers of Lord Greg. With the show now complete, you can download all the episodes from our On Audio page, as well as being able to stream them from the Episodes page. We've also added a player to our facebook page, so there are now more ways to listen to The Monster Hunters.


The 4th and 5th saw the return of our live show, this time performed as part of the Camden Fringe. Despite competition from some sports event that was also taking place in London, we managed to gain a pretty respectable audience, and positive reviews from The Spooky Isles and Broadway Baby. They singled out Simon Kane's Count Orloff, describing him as 'such a brilliant pastiche of stock evil vampire that you can do nothing but enjoy it!'.


You may also have caught Simon at the Edinburgh Fringe, recording an episode of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. If you've not yet heard this, it's still available on the BBC iPlayer.


Peter Davis and Laura Marshall were back at the Camden Fringe later in the month, appearing on the live edition of the movie podcast Screen 3. You can listen to this episode from their download page here.



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