HP Lovecraft's The statement of randolph carter
Directed by Matthew Barnes - The Garage, Norwich 2016, June 17th 20:00
"I reply that I know nothing beyond what I saw. Vision or nightmare it may have been—vision or nightmare I fervently hope it was—yet it is all that my mind retains of what took place in those shocking hours after we left the sight of men. And why Harley Warren did not return, he or his shade—or some nameless thing I cannot describe—alone can tell."
We bring to you two classic gothic horror stories, brought to life with our immersive live foley sound effects, transporting you to the unique realm of H.P. Lovecraft. The Strange occultist Harley Warren has gone missing. Any hopes of finding him rest with his companion, who was discovered on the edge of a swamp without any recollection of the previous nights events. What has caused him to lose his memory? And what is this book he keeps stammering about? Deep under the north Atlantic ocean, the crew of the U-boat 29 celebrate their victory over a British freighter. When a small Ivory carving is brought abroad the entire vessel is wrought by disturbing nightmares, fever and suspicion. Can lieutenant-commander Karl Heinrich, resist these sinister urges and bring his vessel safely to the rendezvous point? Or will he fall prey to the insanity plaguing the rest of his men. Submerge yourself in the delightfully dark subterranean world of HP Lovecraft. Let our live dramatized readings, with intimate lighting and live Foley sound effects, make you surrender your senses and imagination to these classic Gothic tales. Originally shown in Cambridge to a packed, sell-out crowd and then to the Edinburgh fringe the next year. Shedload's first show comprises of HP Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter and the Temple. Sam Johnson- Randolph Carter
Timothy Vaughan - Karl Heinrich
Matthew Barnes - Director
Jon Siddall - Foley Artist
PRaise for the Statement of Randolph Carter and The temple
★★★★ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
"IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EERIE AND CHILLING TO ROUND OFF THE FRINGE. YOU COULDN'T DO MUCH BETTER."
"Very atmospheric and weird. Excellent use of live foley soundwork combined with impressive acting makes both these tales of literal descents into madness truly spellbinding."
"A ghoulishly, captivating telling of two stories. The intense darkness and the uncanny sound effects made for a very enjoyable and if not a slightly unsettling evening"
"An enjoyably spooky evening! I particularly liked the second story, as I hadn't read that one before. Sound effects particularly good."
Cambridge Union - 21st and the 22nd of July 2014 SELL OUT
Monday 23rd - Saturday 29th August 2015 - The Space @ Surgeons Hall - 9:10