Award winning comedian Elf Lyons is delighted to announce the release her critically acclaimed play “Gorgon: A Horror Story” as a digital audio play on 15th March.
“Its twisted tale of sizzling flesh, abusive relationships and mysterious disappearances is punctured by moments of deliberately bathetic humour and the odd satirical swipe at the trend for true-crime podcasts.” - Chris Weigand - The Guardian
“Elf Lyons’s quirky shows are undefinable which is always a good thing. They break the boundaries that put theatre, comedy and performance art in distinct boxes.” - Lyn Gardner - Stage Door
“An evocative, terrifying play that meddles with the audience's perception of the genre turning the spook factor up to the max”. - ★★★★★ BROADWAY WORLD
“Sick, disgusting and as darkly funny as it’s possible to get, guaranteed to delight fans of classic horror” - ★★★★ BRITISH THEATRE
GORGON: A HORROR STORY which entirely sold out its first weeklong run at VAULT Festival in February 2020, was originally conceived as a live immersive horror, designed to prey on the senses, using live sound with expert foley and horror tricks inspired by the gruesome Le Théâtre du Grand- Guignol’s famed Parisian naturalistic horror shows
of the early 20th Century. Focusing on the still taboo subject of female anger, the show explores what happens when we are just pushed too far. A mild-mannered taxidermist
encounters one too many mean-spirited people, loses her temper and decides to experiment with the human form...
GORGON has been deliberately constructed to combine the everyday with the gruesome and the humdrum with the horrifying. In this the new audio version, the team have stepped up the foley to truly set the grisly scene – resulting in a horror show delighted to delight and scare in equal measure.
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: DAVID HOSKIN 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.
PERFORMER: NATALIE WILLIAMS is an actress. Described as “scene stealing” by The Guardian in her recent performances at the Salisbury Playhouse, Williams has performed throughout the UK in some of the most well-respected British theatres - such as the Royal Exchange, Charing Cross Theatre, Theatre Royal Dury Lane and Secret Cinema among others. Throughout Gorgon: A Horror Story Williams portrays a wild array of different
SOUND DESIGNER; FOLEY ARTIST: 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.
The 60 minute immersive radio play will be available to download as an MP3 via Bandcamp. Cost is £8.