Killing the beast in Lancaster

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An award-winning comedy theatre company is bringing its latest show to Lancaster for the first time this month, after playing to full houses and critical acclaim in Manchester, London and Edinburgh.

On Wednesday November 11, and for one night only, innovative young company Kill the Beast will be performing the werewolf-themed ‘He Had Hairy Hands’ at Lancaster Arts.

Billed as a werewolf detective comedy, inspired by 70s horror films and buddy cop movies, the show’s humour is best described as a mixture of Monty Python, The League of Gentlemen and Scooby Doo.

Using exciting visuals, costumes and immersive projections, the company creates an entirely unique (and weird) world – making it a must-see for anyone remotely interested in visual design, scenography or spectacle theatre.

Four performers take on more than 30 roles, with lightning quick costume changes, scene swaps and pin-point characterisation.

It is a truly exciting monster romp packed with slapstick, pace and wit and was selected as a ‘top act’ by the BBC, at the Fringe Festival in 2014.

The show at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Arts, starts at 8pm on November 11.

Tickets are £13 for adults and £9 for students available from www.lancasterarts.org or by calling 01524 594151.