Opening night of Psychopomp and Circumstance

We're now only a few hours away from our opening night of Psychopomp and Circumstance, our newest show featuring five really fun plays by Michael Eckett.

Our short time in the theatre already has been fun and it's allowed us to have some photos taken by the always brilliant, Kris Wood. You can find them on our website here.

And if you like what you see then we heartily recommend buying some tickets here. We run until November 30th (except for Sunday 24th and Monday 25th) and tickets are £10.

We're really proud of this one and whilst we've been working on it for rather a long time and under some tough circumstances, everyone has managed to pull off something extraordinary. Our cast are wonderful and we know how lucky we are to be working with them so we hope the shows go as well for them as they deserve.

Psychopomp and Circumstance

We are extremely pleased to announce that tickets for the fifth Sigil Club production, Psychopomp and Circumstance are on sale. We will be performing at the Hen and Chickens Theatre at 7pm on the Tuesdays-Saturdays 19th-30th November. (For the calendar challenged that's the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th). You can get tickets from here or by calling 0207 7042001.

The show is summed up as:
Psychopomp and Circumstance is a collection of five new plays by Michael Eckett about life, the afterlife and after afterlife.

Enter a world of weirdness, witticisms and whimsy as we meet the spirits who carry souls to the world beyond. Some ensnare their prey with tales, some are overly dedicated and others just want to melt squirrels.

The Sigil Club return with their fourth production at the Hen and Chickens; bringing their usual blend of absurdity and physicality to fantastical comedy.

If that's a bit blurby for you, allow us to elaborate. There are five short plays, each in a different style but all about Psychopomps, the beings which guide newly deceased souls to the afterlife. Some characters cross over and some themes are shared but each is its own individual thing.

It's a Living - It's Clarion's first day as a psychopomp and she's hoping to put her first kill in the best possible place but Gerty Steiner always spent her life resistant to change and it looks like she intends to spend her death the same way.

And They All Lived Happily Until They Died - A folk tale in which The Grace Knight attempts to flee from her death. The Black and White Escorts hunt her down and wear her spirit away with three stories.

What We Die For - The friendship between The Higher-Up and The Little Lady breaks down as they age and their philosophies on work begin to differ.

The Hollow Point - Gog and Magog are trapped in an infinitely empty space with no memory of why. They struggle to escape, unable to face not doing their jobs, the very thing that defines them as beings. But the emptiness around them and in their heads is a constant distraction.

The Final Balance - Clarion and her silent minions package the materials of a woman's life to prep her for her passage to the afterlife.

As usual there's a lot of word play, some big characters and lot of energy. There's pop culture references and absurdist influences.

We have a fantastic cast involved in the project; Dominic Attenborough, Rachael Black, Rachel Cash, Nores Cerfeda, Rachel Eireann, James El-Sharawy, Sylvie England, Dan Farley, Eve Levic, Kate Quinn, Shaeran Thomas and Charley Willow.

Larissa Kunstel-Tabet is designing for us again and we're happy to have Julian Adams returning as our lighting designer.

We have ten shows to sell so there are plenty of tickets to go around. There's a lot of different stuff in this one so you'll probably find something to enjoy. If you've never seen one of our shows before then come give us a chance, if you have seen us before then we'd love to welcome you back, bring friends this time, they will appreciate you for introducing them to something they'll love.

Look out for more information and propaganda in the coming weeks. We'll throw up interesting pictures on our facebook page ('Like' us or something) and there will be up to date information and facts on the Twitter feed.

Now if you'll excuse us, I have to try and keep twelve excellent actors very happy without letting on just how much I need them.

Welcome Back Full Stage Splash

Throwing off the shackles of London, Full Stage Splash: A Comic Look at the Comic Book makes it's way up to The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

We will be performing at The Kings Arms, Salford on the 27th and 28th of July at 4:00pm. You can buy tickets for the Saturday show here and for the Sunday show here.

If you don't know, Full Stage Splash is our condensation of the history of comic books told using sketches, comedy devices and four very silly people. We originally performed it as part of the Camden Fringe festival and because people seemed to like it (including some nice reviews) again at the Hen and Chickens.

If you'd like a taste of the show you can look at our production photos or watch this video of Dan Farley reading the Batman poem from our show at Forget what you heard (about spoken word).

And if you're in to that kind of thing there is a facebook event to invite people to.

Come along. It's going to be excellent.