A Brother Wolf presentation in collaboration with Harrogate Theatre
Written by Kim Newman, produced by James Hyland, directed by Phil Lowe, music by Chris Warner, costume design by Charlene Braniff
Circa 1970 – the Dawn of the Age of Ophiuchus, as faddish mysticism becomes something more dangerous. In a room in Calme Manor, blooded by an appalling ritual, a protective chalk circle has been drawn. Inside the circle sits Professor Harry Cutley, trendy academic and occultist, seemingly intent on undoing a dangerous spell cast by a former pupil. Outside the intangible barrier stands Inspector Nicholas Gammell, Nicker of the Yard, a rational detective with an unsolved case on his books and a suspect in his sights. Tonight, both men will seek answers to mysteries vast and colossal…
This sinister two-handed mystery play is the first full-length dramatic work for the theatre by renowned novelist Kim Newman, author of the critically acclaimed ‘Anno Dracula’ novels, starring award-winning actor/producer James Hyland and Michael Shon (of Brother Wolf’s ‘A Lesson from Auschwitz’).
Praise for ‘Magic Circle’:
“some of the best acting I’ve seen on stage… truly epic” (Douglas McFarlane, UK THEATRE NETWORK)
“I was on the edge of my seat… A must-see horror play!” (Jason D. Brawn, HORROR WRITER) ★★★★★
Praise for Brother Wolf:
“truly astonishing… unforgettable theatre at its best” (The Courier)
“heart in the mouth theatre in its finest form” (Sheerness Times Guardian)
“storytelling at its best… memorable and astonishing” (London Theatre 1)
Running Time: 90 minutes approx.
Recommended for: Ages 12+
Date of event:16th September 2017