The Darklings

Presented by The House of Macabre

‘Satan works in mysterious ways... like, even more mysterious than God, because he’s evil.’

Abi is a budding performer, but it’s tough to make it to gigs when you suffer with agoraphobia. She’s also developed a strange new ‘illness’; the symptoms include nausea, speaking in tongues and violent outbursts. Lloyd is your everyday clean-cut, straight-laced Cult leader who just can’t seem to attract any followers. In the midnight hours, Lloyd releases a secret alter-ego who is equal parts evil... and fabulous. One night a mysterious stranger enters – is he the Satanic salvation Abi and Lloyd have been waiting for? Or does he hold the darkest secrets of them all?

As if The Pillowman and Pitchfork Disney had a baby... and that baby was really freaking evil. Please be warned that this show features musical numbers, real life unsolved mysteries, demonic possession, an escaped child murderer, blood-based performance art and Wotsits sandwiches (on white bread)...

A darker than dark comedy play from the team behind The Twins Macabre.

Theatre & Performance
21:2001 — 02 Feb
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
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About the company

The House of Macabre

Nic Lamont has co-written for BBC 3’s Live at the Electric and BBC R4’s Sketchorama. She has written a comedy monologue featured in dark podcast The Unseen Hour.
The Twins Macabre have performed at Pleasance Edinburgh, Brighton Fringe Spiegeltent, Leicester Square Theatre, VAULT Festival, Fragility Takeover (Best Show Shortlist) and London Horror Fest. The pair also appeared in the acclaimed World Stage Premiere of Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment, in Fright Fest hit feature film Egomaniac and in murder-comedy web series Netfl!x and Kill.


Writer: Nic Lamont
Director: Lisa Millar

Abi: Nic Lamont
Lloyd: Adam Rhys-Davies
Stranger: Joseph Cullen
Mother: Rosy Fordham

Composer/Sound design: Harvey Robinson

Lighting Designer: Benjy Adams

Press & Reviews

Praise for The Darklings:

LondonPubTheatres ★★★★ ½ ‘a fearless, confrontational and darkly funny show’

Nicholas Vince ★★★★★ 'intelligent horror of the highest calibre'

Praise for previous work:

The Telegraph ‘Delightfully freaky’

West End Wilma ★★★★★ 'Blending the minds of the League of Gentlemen, the sass of The Rocky Horror Picture Show... with just a dash of perfection'

LondonPubTheatres ★★★★★ 'Sinister, thoroughly engrossing and wickedly funny'

The List ★★★★ ‘They make you laugh even when your skin crawls.’

Broadway Baby ★★★★ ‘A darkly hilarious, nerve-jangling comedy rampage.’