The Quint-Essential Theatre Company will present two one-man horror shows, Manequin and The Tea Party, for three nights at the London Horror Festival as their new production entitled The Lost Souls. This production, billed as darker and more twisted than anything Quint-Essential has produced before, explores the dark and disturbing worlds of two very troubled individuals. Traumatised by the repercussions of their pasts, we learn how it’s the people who love you that cause you the most pain and force you to do unspeakable things.
In Manequin, a man imprisoned both physically and mentally by his horrifying past is haunted by a mystery woman. She tortures him, forcing him to relive the haunting moments of his life every waking day, turning his world into one twisted re-occurring nightmare. But who is she?
In The Tea Party, a young woman invites all of her dearest friends to a special tea party. But what she considers to be special, most would call sinister and as events unfold, the quaint little tea party becomes a disgustingly vicious world of horror.
The plays were written by Ian Breeds and are performed by Ian Breeds and Sarah Tyler Shaw. Lighting and sound design is by Michael McGlone.
Performances tonight, the 19th and tomorrow night, the 20th of October are at 7:30pm and on the 21st of October at 6:30pm at the Etcetera Theatre (265 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU). Tickets are £12.50/ £10 (concessions). For tickets, please contact the Etcetera Theatre Box Office at 020 7482 4857 or visit www.londonhorrorfestival.com/whats-on/lost-soul.
Quint-Essential was founded in 2011 by Ian Breeds & Sarah Tyler Shaw. Their debut production, Dark Tales, ran for 4 weeks, touring North London Fringe theatre. This year Quint-Essential were invited to be part of the London Horror Festival, the UK’s Festival of horror in the performing arts, with their latest production. For more information about Quint-Essential, visit www.quint-essentialtheatre.co.uk or follow Quint-Essential on Twitter, @5essential.