11 Oct 2013

Greater Manchester Horror Fringe: The Hag

After Centurion, the next original piece of writing to feature in the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe Festival is Victoria Lennox's The Hag, which performs on October 23rd, 25th, 26th and 31st - Halloween night, of course - at Town Hall Tavern on Tib Lane, central Manchester.

The Hag is a chilling ghost story set in a modern-day nursing home.  Kindly care worker Jude has her hands full dealing with the grumpy and wilful Iris, who seems to be getting more depressed and difficult day-by-day. But is it just loneliness - she has no living friends or relatives outside the home - and her fractious relationship with senior carer Helen that is getting Iris down?  Or could Iris really be telling the truth when she says that something evil visits her room every night?

Directed by Sarah Wilkinson, The Hag welcomes back actress Leni Murphy (V for Vendetta's Rosemary, and The Ballad of Halo Jones's second Toy Molto) to Scytheplays, in the role of Jude, while Anna Davenport plays Helen and Lauri di Melchor plays Iris.

Also featuring Catia Perry (Blade Runner, The Best), The Hag is a short and sharply chilling half-hour play and tickets cost just £3 on the door or £3.30 at the links below (subject to booking fees).  Entry to a free preview performance at 6.30pm on Wednesday 23rd October will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis as seats are limited.

Book to see ticketed performances of The Hag at the following links:

The Hag - Wednesday 23rd October, 7.30pm
The Hag - Friday 25th October, 9pm
The Hag - Saturday 26th October, 6.30pm
The Hag - Saturday 26th October, 9.30pm
The Hag - Thursday 31st October, 6.30pm

Double bill-tickets to both The Hag and Count Magnus (another short ghostly tale which is alternating with The Hag at Town Hall Tavern) can be bought at the discount rate of £5 on the door or £4.95 if booked online.  As there are more than one performances of each play on most days, a double-bill ticket is transferable to different performances as long as they are on the date specified - please check with the door staff.  Double-bills can be booked below:

The Hag and Count Magnus Double-bill - Wednesday 23rd October, 7.30pm
The Hag and Count Magnus Double-bill - Friday 25th October, 9pm
The Hag and Count Magnus Double-bill - Saturday 26th October, 9.30pm
The Hag and Count Magnus Double-bill - Thursday 31st October, 6.30pm