Terror 2012 at Soho announces programme
Terror 2012 has announced the four horrific plays that will make up this year's festival of horror and Grand Guignol at Soho Theatre.
No Place Like by Robert Farquhar, whose Kissing Sid James is currently at Jermyn Street Theatre, shows how one woman’s seemingly idyllic existence is compromised by the creeping obsession of her husband with death and disease until he disappears, only to return months later and silently at the kitchen window. This piece will be performed by real-life husband and wife Kay and Nigel Carrington.
Well-known actor Mike McShane made his playwriting debut at this year's Edinburgh Fringe with Mon Droit, and he contributes a play called Representation to this festival. Set in Hollywood, a chance meeting between an ‘80s star down on his luck and a beautiful stranger has wonderful, deadly and chilling consequences.
Horror Show by Darren Ormandy is based on the murder of 21 people in Ukraine in 2007 but looks at whether allowing people to post videos on the Internet of themselves watching the murders take place is taking freedom of expression too far.
Finally, Alex Jones references a certain best-selling series of novels in his title Fifty Shades of Black, in which two strangers meet to unleash their sexual secrets, giving rise to consequences neither could have predicted or wished for.
The plays will be interspersed with "dark and twisted original cabaret" from Desmond O'Connor and Sarah-Louise Young.