The London Shadow Show
London, 1888, somewhere south of the River Thames. Welcome to the urine smell of shadows – The London Shadow Show; a sketch-based comedy series set within a Victorian penny gaff, in which three peculiar actors perform London-based sketches related to various themes of “freakishness” in nineteenth century society.
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Introduced by the outlandish (and rather unnerving) “Monsieur” Shadow Man, each sketch or “London Legend” offers a frothy and boundless review of the various fecundities of Victorian life, such as eating boiled cabbage for the benefit of a Mother’s incestuous cravings, the self-delusions of a six foot gay aristocrat who believes he’s a midget, and a homeless man’s dispute with a crazed architect intent on demolishing the poor.
Take comfort then… The unknowable is as near to known as near can be….
Starring : James Hyland, Francesca Anderson and Nick Bartlett
Written By : James Hyland
Edited By : Liam Abe
Directed By : Jonathan Rigby
Produced by James Hyland (Brother Wolf Productions)
Music By : Ørjan Hartveit
Running Time : 29 Minutes 28 Seconds
This play contains swearing and adult themes.
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