Shivers & Shadows

Sun 30 October Sun 30 October

Sunday October 30th ’22

Performances at 11am & 2pm

Get ready to SHIVER, SHAKE, SHUDDER and SCREAM as Squashbox Theatre presents its first ever show for HALLOWEEN!

Craig, your friendly host, has just inherited a creepy mansion from his Great Uncle Vladimir. Join him as he explores the mansion’s secrets and meets some of its strange and spooky inhabitants.

What GHOULS and SPECTRES haunt the gloomy corridors of this old house?

What are those EERIE SHAPES moving through the dark forest outside?

And what MYSTERIOUS CREATURE lurks in the cellar down below?

Expect an overflowing cauldron of a show, brimming with DELIGHTFUL FRIGHTS and HILARIOUS HORRORS, bubbling with INGENIOUS PUPPETRY and COMEDY, seasoned with SCARY STORIES and TALL TALES, flavoured with LIVE MUSIC and SONGS, and topped with a sprinkling of SLAPSTICK and SILLINESS.

WARNING: like all Squashbox performances, this show will be full of laughter, excitement and fun… but it will be SCARY too! Expect LOUD NOISES, CREEPY CHARACTERS and a SPOOKY ATMOSPHERE – plus a few SURPRISES that might make you JUMP!

BEWARE THE SHADOWS…

​Recommended for brave children aged 6+ (accompanied by their scaredy-cat grown-ups)

www.squashboxtheatre.co.uk

TICKETS

£8
£30 – family of four

BOOK ONLINE

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Nosferatu (PG)

Fri 28 October Fri 28 October

Friday 28th October ’22

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

The Film Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed live by the composer and, combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images, makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.


The Composer
Born into a musical family in Coventry, Chris Green began playing guitar at the age of eight and piano from the age of nine, and plays most things with fretted strings or keys. Largely self-taught, he’s worked in a variety of musical genres including folk, theatre and early music. He’s a regular musician at Shakespeare’s Globe and was also one of the musicians on BBC’s Poldark, appearing in series 1 and 2.

He also writes and composes, having adapted The Wind in the Willows (2017) for GreenMatthews as well as A Christmas Carol: In Concert (2018), which London Theatre Reviews described as “A delightful show… a lively retelling”. In 2018, he released his first solo album Switched-On Playford, which fuses 17th-century dance music with electronica, using a blend of early instruments, synths and loops. It was described by fRoots as “bloody brilliant…. an exquisitely-rendered and endlessly satisfying piece of work.”

www.chrisgreenmusic.co.uk/nosferatu
social media: /seagreenmusic

TICKETS *

£10 advance
£12 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

CAFE/BAR OPEN from 18:00 for drinks & dining

Pre-book your meal when you purchase your tickets.

– MENU –
MEAT PLATTER

Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto Ham, Sundried Tomatoes, Hummus, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Carmelised Onion Chutney, and Salad.

Platter for One – £9.00
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75

Sharing Platter for Two – £17.95
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50
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VEGAN PLATTER

Falafel, Hummus, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Caramelised Onion Chutney, and Salad. (VGN)

Platter for One – £8.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75 (V)

Sharing Platter for Two – £16.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50 (V)

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Thu 27 October Thu 27 October

October 27th 2022

Cafe / Bar open from 18:00
Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Duration 70 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 11+

A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Victorian novella. First published in 1886, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil. In this faithful adaptation Stevenson’s gripping narrative is brought vividly to life through a combination of powerful story-telling and masterful character creation. (Adapted and performed by Mark Stratford).

Gabriel John Utterson is Henry Jekyll’s lawyer and most trusted friend. Deeply concerned by a strange clause in his friend’s will, Utterson feels compelled to investigate the sinister Edward Hyde – Jekyll’s unlikely protégé.

Convinced that Jekyll and Hyde’s relationship is founded on blackmail, Utterson embarks on a quest to learn more, but – as he does so – he finds the truth to be far worse than he could have ever imagined.

Set in Victorian London, in a large meeting room at Scotland Yard, Utterson and Inspector Newcomen recount the climactic events that unfolded at Jekyll’s house the night before and, in so doing, explain the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde…


“A wonderful theatrical experience” (Herts Advertiser)

“Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play” (The Reviews Hub, Brighton Fringe)
 
“Stratford is a master in the art of creating characters”(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)

“This faithful interpretation should prove attractive to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike.(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)

“As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in we are well and truly hooked” (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe)

“One man shows, done well, are absorbing and showcase  actors at the top of their game; if not they risk being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Stratford’s performance is so good it belongs in the former category…a faithful and well-acted version of a classic which retains a relevance to the modern day” (Remote Goat, Camden Fringe)

https://www.stratfordproductions.co.uk/

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£14 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

CAFE/BAR OPEN from 18:00 for drinks & dining

Pre-book your meal when you purchase your tickets.

– MENU –
MEAT PLATTER

Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto Ham, Sundried Tomatoes, Hummus, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Carmelised Onion Chutney, and Salad.

Platter for One – £9.00
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75

Sharing Platter for Two – £17.95
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50
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VEGAN PLATTER

Falafel, Hummus, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Caramelised Onion Chutney, and Salad. (VGN)

Platter for One – £8.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75 (V)

Sharing Platter for Two – £16.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50 (V)

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.