The London Horror Festival is inviting applications from companies and performers for their 2012 festival, which takes place over a three week period in October at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden. Curated and produced by leading UK horror company Theatre of the Damned – which is co-directed by Exeunt’s Stewart Pringle – the festival is designed to celebrate and explore the horror genre in all its guises, including horror theatre, comedy, magic and performance art, from the subtly chilling to the messy and grotesque.
The 2011 Horror Festival, staged last year at the Courtyard Theatre, featured a similarly varied line-up and included the ambitious portmanteau piece, Revenge of the Grand Guignol, a quartet of short works inspired by the work of the Grand Guignol playwright André de Lord.
The Festival has been designed to nurture and develop new works and applications are welcome from performers or companies regardless of whether they have any previous experience working in the horror genre. The only criteria is that the pieces submitted have some macabre quality or are otherwise classifiable as horror.
The 2012 London Horror Festival will run from 16th October to 4th November. Those interested in applying should visit the Festival website. Applications close by 1st July 2012.