York’s newest theatre company formed to ‘make the dark a little lighter’

Ghost stories by torchlight in Joseph Willis's Hide And Seek
29 Jan 2017 @ 6.08 pm
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Ghost stories by torchlight in Joseph Willis’s Hide And Seek

Danse Macabre Productions is a new theatre company formed to make the dark a little lighter.

The Danse Macabre Double Bill

Friargate Theatre, York

Thurs Feb 9 @


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Telling tales of horror, humour and fantasy through the ever-changing medium of performance, their first production hosts two premieres – Joseph Willis’s Every Breath You Take and Sam Essame’s Marley.

Having done Alice In Wonderland in Heslington Hall’s gardens, epic drama and torchlight horror with the university’s drama society and meta-comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival students Joseph Willis, Sarah Warham and Sam Essame decided it was time to take their work into York itself.

With a shared love for the twists and turns of a good story, the company aims to entertain; we want to make you laugh, jump then go quite as the play’s true meanings begin to emerge.

Joseph and Sam direct each others plays with Sarah Warham starring in each, alongside director Samantha Finlay and actors Callum Sharp and Amelia Hamilton.