Fangs ain’t what they used to be for Osner at Buxton

Steve Orme

Former practising barrister and now performer, actor, lyricist and writer Nigel Osner makes his Buxton Fringe debut with Angel to Vampire!.

The play involves Gabriel quitting his job in heaven to play jazz in New Orleans while a vampire eyes the audience for his next snack.

Osner takes “an intimate and engaging journey through a lifetime of yearning, illustrated by original songs and a host of quirky characters, male and female”. The show had its first outing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and it was also performed at the Brighton Fringe in May 2017.

Osner has acted in two feature films and many short films. On stage his most recent roles have been as a drag queen in an updated version of The Duchess of Malfi at Bethnall Green Working Men’s Club in 2014 and as an unwordly poet in the black comedy A Rather English Murder at the Questors Studio Theatre in Ealing in 2015.

To make his show look good, Osner had vampire fangs made by a fangsmith and specially designed angel wings. He added to his costumes by buying a long, fake fur coat that was worn in the cult rock musical The Toxic Avenger during its London run in 2016.

He will perform Angel to Vampire! Underground at the Old Clubhouse on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 July at 10PM.