Directed by Tim Vaughan - Shoe Factory Social Club - Corpus Playroom - December 8th - 14th 2016
"It was nothing of this earth, but a piece of the great outside; and as such dowered with outside properties and obedient to outside laws"
We are excited to announce that we will be bringing 'The Colour out of Space' to the 2019 London Lovecraft Festival. It will be our first time at the festival, which will be held at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, and we cannot wait to bring one of our favourite shows to the Lovecraft fans of London. We will be performing at 9pm on the 7th and 8th February; be sure to keep up to date by following this link:
The 2016 tour
This tale, from the perspective of a lonely narrator, tells of a soul desperately in need of contact from the outside world. In this haunting short story, a castle-bound loner breaks out to discover light, laughter, and tragedy all contained under one roof.
Fishy going-ons when our morphine-addicted narrator washes up on a island during World War One. As they wander their seemingly remote surroundings, exploration uncovers a towering Monolith covered in strange hieroglyphs, foretelling the arrival of a slimy sea beast from the briny depths.
The Colour out of Space
Blasted Heath has never truly recovered from the strange days of madness, meteorites, and that indescribable colour from out of space...
We orginally performed this show in December 2016 as part of a mini tour of Norwich and Cambridge. We started with an unusual venue found in Norwich - The Shoe Factory Social Club founded by shoe makers Sexton, Son and Everet. As the name suggests, the building used to be a shoe factory until it closed its doors in 1976, leaving the gutted-out rooms with half its walls a remarkable and dilapidated performance space, which perfectly leant itself as a stage for one of our favourite Lovecraft tales. We must contragulate the audience for dealing with the harsh December cold with such high spirits; the only way to keep what little heat we had in was to fashion an inner wall with some gigantic old yacht sails! The show was a success however, and ended its run at the Corpus Playroom in Cambridge in a much warmer experience.
We also work with the blind community in Both Norwich and Cambridge to provide accessibility to our sound driven show. If you would like to know more information on this please email us.
Praise for The Colour OUT OF SPACE
10/10 Outline magazine
I won’t give away the behind the scenes secrets for now, but I strongly advise you keep your eye out for the next Shedload Theatre production if you want a fully immersive, stripped back demonstration of raw talent and vision.
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The Reviews Hub
The result is an evening of tense, Lovecraftian menace that pays a magnificent tribute not only to America’s foremost creator of 1920s horror but the craft of the foley artist that has supplemented radio, film and TV broadcasts for over a century.
The Outsider performed by Alex Harris
Dagon performed by Stephanie Kay Ashenden
The Colour out of Space performed by Joe Sefton
Directed by Tim Vaughan
Assistant Directed by Jon Siddall
Foley by Matthew Barnes and Andrew Longhurst
Stories chosen by Sam Johnson
Set designed and built by Tim Vaughan
and Simon Perkin