So, from standing ovations to controversy (a couple of walk outs - Frank is strong stuff) I'm delighted to say the experiment worked. The overall audience and critical consensus thus far though has been extremely positive and has fired me up no end. It's not all about the ferocity, there is humour and pathos here, and the remnants of a human beneath this monstrous shell. Members of the audience were moved from laughter, shock and horror, to tears. The new elements to the story really striking a chord, and driving home the supernatural meets natural flavour of the series. This is very much a modern urban crime story meets gothic fairy tale.
The best sound bite I heard from an audience member last week was 'Richard III meets The Long Good Friday meets Hellblazer.' That's a very unique description to a very unique show, I can confidently say that there is nothing like this out there. Oswestry is the next stop for the show, at the brilliant Hermon Chapel Arts Centre - and I will be doing a Q&A on the show and Tales from Paradise Heights after each of those shows, more details at the link:
Huge thanks to you , the audiences for coming along and making Frank's return so special, you really made those nights. Once again massive thanks to Lisa Connor and all the staff down at The Kings Arms, we're gonna be back...see below.
Now, bring on Oswestry and big hi to you audiences at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, I can't wait to get back there.
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Chapel Street, Oswestry 3rd and 4th May
Thurs 3rd May, 7:30 pm
Fri 4th May, 7:30pm
Book them fast as we filled up real fast last time...it will be great to see you!
Further Dates Added to The Kings Arms, Salford
I gave this show my all, and I'll be back to do it again...losing dad last year taught me a lesson, a hard lesson. We are dead too long. Do your thing, and to Hell with the consequences...Jx
More on Frank Morgan here:
Friday 25th May:
Saturday 26th May
Book them fast as we filled up real fast last time...it will be great to see you! And for the readers among you, Frank Morgan pops up in my first novel, THE BENCH: A Tale from Paradise Heights...you can download it here - a cracking read on Paradise Heights and a whole host of characters, check the reviews at the link:
And all for less than the price of a pint...
The Haunting of Blaine Manor comes to Buxton Fringe Festival
Fri 6th July, 5:45PM
Mon 9th July, 9:30PM
Tue 17th July, 9:30PM
Wed 18th July, 5:45PM
More details soon and more on The Haunting of Blaine Manor here...
Thanks for reading, for showing interest, for coming along and supporting...hope to see you all again real soon...