An original horror story with jump scares and a bit of well placed gore. Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Medusa. You'll scream or be sick. That's the aim.
A taxidermist loses her temper and decides to experiment with the human form...
With live foley and horror tricks inspired by the gruesome Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol - GORGON is a horror show to delight and scare in equal measure - focussing on that taboo subject... female anger.
Created by award winning and renowned comedian and clown ELF LYONS (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2017)Book Now
DIRECTOR & WRITER / PERFORMER: ELF LYONS is an award winning comedian and theatre maker - known for making distinctive theatrical adventures on stage. She has been featured in VOGUE as one of the 'Top Names of Now' and can often be heard on BBC Radio. She has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Fringe World's Best Comedy Show and in 2018 was awarded Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia. She is a graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier and is horror nut.
PERFORMER & FOLEY ARTIST: DAVID HOUSTON is a performer, writer and immersive theatre practitioner. He frequently collaborates with renowned immersive theatre companies Funicular Productions and BuckBuck Games. David is a graduate of the Royal College of Art.
DESIGNER: SOPHIA PARDON is a set, costume and puppet designer who trained at Wimbledon College of Arts, following her BA in Theatre and Performance studies at Warwick University. Sophia has worked at a range of venues including the Pleasance Theatre, the Barn Theatre, The Arts Educational, Theatre503, the Yvonne Arnaud, Clapham Omnibus and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She is particularly interested in immersive productions, as well as puppetry.
LIGHTING DESIGNER & STAGE MANAGER: JO MARSH has been working in the arts for 25 years as a producer, stage manager and lighting designer.
SOUND DESIGNER: MOLLY ISAAC is an award-winning Composer and Audio Designer based in London. Her experimental design pushes the boundaries of Sound, helping creators tell unforgettable stories.Book Now
For previous work created by Elf Lyons:
Edinburgh Festival Magazine - "A fantastic comedic success."
Chortle - “Lyons has genuine funnybones – a surprisingly rare commodity even in comedy”
i Paper - "So charismatic you can't take your eyes off her"
The Scotsman - "This is comedy as enchantment, a show so beguiling that you don’t just love it, you somehow fall in love with it."
The Times - "Expert clowning that’s by turns charming, silly, touching and catastrophic"
Evening Standard - "If you prefer your comedy going to the edge then toppling right off that edge try Lyons."
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