ED2017 Theatre ED2017 Three To See

Three To See 2017: Three sets of cursed theatre

By | Published on Tuesday 1 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three sets of cursed theatre.

Curse Of The Mummy | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 3-26 Aug
The team behind this show – Last Chance Saloon – have provoked a couple of glowing reviews from our writing staff in the past, for their hilarious takes on the Dracula and Frankenstein stories. Now they turn their attention to the subject of mummies, and I, for one, am entirely delighted. Expect Indiana Jones-style shenanigans and a lot of laughter.

The Cat Man Curse | Bedlam Theatre | 2-28 Aug (pictured)
This is described as a “whirlwind comedy”, and blends sketch, clowning and physical theatre to tell the tale of TV actor Charles Heron (famous for playing hotshot lawyer Harvey Hardtruth), who is struck by an old Hollywood curse, and ends up being thrown into a kaleidoscopic 1970s noir investigation, forming a partnership with his solicitor to get to the bottom of a bizarre mystery.

Curse Of Cranholme Abbey | Pleasance Courtyard | 4-19 Aug
“Doors creak and dust falls; the curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. Distant screams echo from the east wing. The clock ticks. Time stands still. Peeling back the wallpaper, our heroes unravel the abbey’s terrible secrets as the curse threatens to destroy them all”. The reliably good Young Pleasance present a tale of intrigue and horror that’s definitely going on my to-see list.