Hocus Pocus Theatre devise offbeat theatre shows that combine their talents for interactive and immersive performance with their skills in walkabout and clowning. The company’s core shows are ‘Sideshow of Curiosities’, a non-verbal outdoor theatre show available for booking Spring/Summer 2013. ‘Guilty Party’ is a venue/site specific piece available for booking Autumn/Winter 2013. ‘Nightmare Cafe’ is a previous show no longer available for booking but you will find archive photos below.
Sideshow of Curiosities
An exciting new take on carnival tradition. Step right up to a place that time forgot in this 45min immersive outdoor theatre show.
Once through the velvet curtain you’ll not look back as you travel the hidden underbelly of the silent sideshow freaks. Meet the supernatural gypsy, the hirsute bearded lady, the fearless strongwoman, the madcap mermaid, the talented Tuttle twins, the astounding idiot and the terrifying beast.
Watch in disbelief as they reveal their supernatural powers. Bear witness to the mundane made extraordinary and leave with the feeling that you’ve run away from the circus!
At the Nightmare Café you can order your hearts desire…
But beware… you will be served what you deserve!
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,
Then revenge is a dish best served… with a spoon!
Christina and Augustus are the unearthly proprietors of an absurd gothic eatery. They guide the audience through the macabre tale of a business mogul and his fateful quest for an heir; serving up his just deserts. He thinks the café’s commitment to service will answer all his prayers but this is one business lunch he’ll wish he’d never taken. An original devising by Hocus Pocus Theatre company, Nightmare Café hosts a cabaret of fears, with grotesque burlesque, vaudeville, music and magic.
An hour long piece suitable for theatre, cabaret, festival tents and site specific performances in restaurant or café venues. Also available in a young person friendly murder mystery adaptation.