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.