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31 July 2014, 00.00
Grand-Guignol: Canterbury Times Review
"The production was professional and solid with a strong cast."
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The Lindley Players Present...
Theatre Of Fear
Tuesday 29 July - Saturday 2 August - 7.45pm

An evening of classic tales, reliving the spirit of Grand-Guignol, the infamous turn-of-the-century Parisian theatre that captivated and terrified audiences with its tales of the macabre, of mystery, suspense, and horror… and of bawdy comedy. A typical Grand-Guignol evening consisted of several plays, and our production is no exception. There will be four short plays, including the psychologically creepy The Kiss of Blood and the spouse-swapping vulgarity of Doing the Deed.

The genre has inspired a wide range of drama, from Hammer Horror to Tales of the Unexpected and The League of Gentlemen. Now, come and experience the original, as we aim to recreate the gruesome and lewd atmosphere of Grand-Guignol – although, unlike the original Theatre du Grand-Guignol in 1900s Pigalle, we probably won’t measure the success of the evening by the number of people who faint during the performance!