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Event Event Name:Horror Theatre - An Introduction to the Grand Guignol Event Summary:From 1897 to 1962 the Grand Guignol horror theatre of Paris thrilled audiences with gory spectaculars that would give birth to today's horror film genre. Taught by Shenoah Allen of Pajama Men. Event Description:From 1897 to 1962 the Grand Guignol horror theatre of Paris thrilled audiences with gory spectaculars that would give birth to today's horror film genre. Performed in an over-the-top melodramatic style, Grand Guignol by today's standards lends itself to comedy, but is also gritty and nightmarish enough to keep audiences squirming in their seats and shielding their eyes.

In this workshop we will create larger-than-life characters ranging from the criminally insane (and their victims) to mad doctors who calmly carry out horrific operations in the name of medicine. We will learn to make gory special effects (which we will use excessively-Blood will flow! Heads will roll!) and explore how sound effects can make our frightful reenactments all the more cringe inducing. We will stage macabre scenes from turn-of-the-century horror plays and examine how this stylish (if grotesque) kind of work can compliment modern sketch comedy-push the limits of what we're doing onstage way beyond audience expectations and shed light on the simple yet highly fruitful relationship between comedy and suspense.

Shenoah Allen is one half of the world renowned comedy duo, Pajama Men, with whom he has developed more than ten original stage shows. These anarchic, character driven, narrative-sketch comedies have appeared on London's West End, in Chicago at both Steppenwolf and Second City, St. Anne's Warehouse in New York, The Sydney Opera House, The Largo in Los Angeles and countless clubs, pubs, theatres and festivals around the globe. He has written commissioned screenplays and television pilots for HBO, BBC, Film4, Paramount and Scott Free. He has collaborated as a writer with Paul King (Director of Mighty Boosh, Paddington) and James Bobin (Director of Flight of the Concords, The Muppets, Through The Looking Glass). Shenoah is a Creative Associate of London's Soho Theatre.

Category: Classes / Courses | Creative & Performing Arts | Comedy.

Sub-Categories:
Classes / Courses | Creative & Performing Arts,
Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre.

Artists / Speakers: Shenoah Allen.

Price:
2-Day Course: GBP 150.00.
Event Starts:13 January 2018 from 10:30am Event Finishes:14 January 2018 at 04:30pm Event Web Site:http://go.evvnt.com/177535-0?pid=4521
Contact Info Contact Phone:020 7502 7151 Contact E-mail:info@angelcomedy.co.uk Venue Venue Name:The Bill Murray Venue Address:39 Queen's Head Street    Venue Town:London Venue County:Greater London Venue Post Code:N1 8NQ Venue Phone:  Venue E-mail:  Venue Web Site: 

 
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