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Award-winning horror-comedy returns to the West End for Hallowe’en

London, 16th October, 2012

Expect screams of terror and hilarity when the award-winning horror-comedy podcasts In The Gloaming make their debut at the Leicester Square Theatre next week.

The team behind the In The Gloaming podcasts return with In The Gloaming Live! at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 25th and 28th October, 2012.

Started in 2009, the In The Gloaming podcasts were an opportunity for a group of young comedians to get together once a month. Within six months they were winning international awards, taking centre stage at the World Horror Festival, and getting thousands of downloads. This month, as part of the Leicester Square Theatre’s 13th Hour Horror Festival, they will be back on stage once more.

Devised by Nathaniel Tapley, a comedy writer and performer for The News Quiz, The Revolution Will Be Televised, Dick And Dom’s Funny Business, and Gigglebiz amongst other things, In The Gloaming was created as a tribute to a kind of programme that doesn’t often get made any more.

I was watching a lot of Tales of the Unexpected and Hammer House Of Horror and wondered why we didn’t have anything similar. We’d also just had another baby, so I had lots of long, sleepless nights to fill with making up nasty little stories,” Tapley says.

He assembled a cast which included ex-Eastender Michael Greco, and talented character comedians like Lizzie Roper (Dead Boss), Darren Strange (Parents), Ruth Bratt (Mongrels, Derek), and John Voce (Miranda), and they created a whole series of horror-comedy podcasts that took the world by storm.

The mixture of spooky stories and silly humour proved an instant hit. The episodes, presented by creepy Melmoth Darkleigh soon garnered a huge online audience. Within two months they were receiving thousands of downloads of every episode.

As the cast got busier it got more difficult to arrange times when they could get together and record. In 2010, the team won a Parsec Award (an international prize) for Best New Podcaster, but could not manage to schedule recording any more episodes after that.

This October, however, the Leicester Square Theatre asked them to perform their original episodes, as well as a brand new one written exclusively for the show, for which they have re-assembled the original cast.

Tapley says, “It’s great that the Leicester Square Theatre have given us the opportunity to revisit all of the fun we had a couple of years ago. It lets us introduce our grisly mix of belly-laughs, and belly-innards to a whole new group of people.”

In The Gloaming Live! at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 25th and 28th October, 2012. Performances are at 21:00 on the 25th and 20:30 on the 28th, and tickets cost £10.

COMPANY INFORMATION: In The Gloaming were a series of horror-comedy podcasts launched in 2009. They won the 2010 Parsec Award for Best New Podcasters.


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Exciting ITG news!

The lovely people at the 13th Hour Horror Festival are putting on In The Gloaming Live! on October 25th and 28th at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s fashionable West End. And there will be a new episode to celebrate.

We’ve got the original casts back together, and we’re all going to be performing updated versions of all your old favourites as well as a brand new episode.

The details are here. Celebrate Halloween with tales of weight loss, zombies, and Michael Greco’s Beppe shoes. Book your tickets now!

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Whatever this might look like it is not the principal cast of In The Gloaming reading some sort of script. No way. Nothing to see here…

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OK. Two things.

First the anthology in which I have a story is running a competition. If you explain why I would be the ideal companion in the event of a zombie attack, you could win a prize. So, you could go and do that if you’ve got an extremely good imagination, or believe that an uncanny ability to fashion puns that refer to obscure sexual acts will be a skill that will come in handy when the undead rise from their graves and march upon their living to crack open their skulls and feast on the tasty innards.

Second, the big show at the Brighton Fringe Festival is tomorrow evening. If you haven’t already, I urge you to buy tickets now. Because if lots of people buy them then I can stop posting messages about the show on social networks and actually learn some skills which might come in useful in the event of a zombie-based apocalyptic event.

I could learn tae-kwon-do. I probably won’t, but I could. Or rifle shooting. Or how to fashion a shelter out of twigs and hedgehog turd. The newfound free time might just enable me to become the perfect companion in times of zombie attack.

Whatever. Think about it.

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We won the Parsec award for Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster! Big thank yous to the people who worked so hard organising the awards, to all of the cast and crew who gave their time and talents so freely, and, most of all, to those of you who download the podcasts.

I’m doing actual human cheek-blushes…

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We had a most delightful review in the West Sussex Gazette today. In fact, it was so lovely, I shall quote from it extensively:

IF YOU like your comedy as dark and bitter as the purest black chocolate then In The Gloaming will be just to your taste.

For there are no taboos in this Gothic-horror style hour of comedy at the Arundel Jailhouse – and TV’s Tales of the Unexpected seem tame in comparison.

The one-man show at the Arundel Festival, written and performed by the genius that is Nathaniel Tapley, is rich with black humour – but so strong that many maiden aunts, and even some who are a little worldly wise, might find themselves shocked into an early grave.
It’s not for the faint-hearted.

Death is a recurring theme as Mr Tapley relives some of his finest monthly podcasts which have won a cult following on the internet and beyond.

But religion, politics, murder, and perversion of all types have the spotlight shone upon them as Mr Tapley recalls ghosts of the past to narrate their shocking tales.

Mr Tapley is an extraordinarily skilled actor and polished writer with a gimlet wit – but unlike many comedians there is nothing reassuringly safe about his material.

Michael McIntyre he is not.”

That’s what you’re missing, those of you who have not already come. Tickets are still available for Friday’s performance, which is at 7pm in the Arundel Jailhouse. Tickets cost £6.

In other news, the script for the next podcast is being polished, and as soon as we have all of our performers back from the gaping maw of Edinburgh, we shall go into the studio to record our next episode. Apologies to all for the wait, but we hope you’ll really think it’s worth it.

We’re also finalists for the Parsec Awards in the two categories in which we were nominated, and shall be making an extra special announcement in the next week or so that should really send a chill up your spine…

Thank you all for your support, and sweet, sweet screams…

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On August 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 27th, In The Gloaming will be performing live in Arundel’s haunted gaols. The West Sussex Gazette, which has seen an excerpt, says that the show s bound to be one of the highlights of the festival, and they’re right.

Tickets cost £6, and the show starts at 7:00pm. It’s all new In The Gloaming material, and it would be lovely to see you all there. The Arundel Jailhouse is a set of haunted dungeons that used to house the town’s gaol. To book the tickets, or find out more about the Arundel Jailhouse, Ghost Experience and Festival, please click here.

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