Horror comedy coming to Sheringham Little Theatre won award at Edinburgh Fringe

He Had Hairy Hands

He Had Hairy Hands - Credit: Archant

A horror comedy which won a top award at the Edinburgh Festival fringe is being staged at Sheringham.

He Had Hairy Hands is a 1970s detective mystery – a tale of a small town plagued by a terrible werewolf, and of the people who are determined to uncover its true identity.

Producers say is a 'Scooby Doo meets The League of Gentlemen' fusion with a bit of The Wicker Man thrown in for good measure. The drama was selected as a 'top act' by the BBC, at the fringe last year and earned a raft of 4 and 5 star reviews.

The Sheringham show, which is supported by Arts Council England, is on Monday October 19.

It is dark comedy and physical theatre and combines original music, beautiful costumes and innovative animated projection in a twisted family show – for anyone aged 12-plus.


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It is staged by the Kill the Beast company, which consists of five young comedy lovers, who met while studying at the University of Warwick.

Clem Garritty, Oliver Jones, Zoe 'Bob' Roberts, David Cumming and Natasha Hodgson all bonded over their love of classic horror, dark comedy and ridiculous slap-stick.

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The aim to make theatre joyful, spirit lifting and suitable for anyone ... with a slightly odd brain.

Tickets £10 (£5 students) through the box office on 01263 822347.

? October continues with a varied selection of arts and drama at the venue.

?Tonight the theatre is featuring a live screening from the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. It starts at 7.15pm prompt.

?Next Wednesday the curtain goes up on the autumn drama by the Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society.

The Birds Bees and Therapy is a fast-paced comedy running until October 17 at 7.30pm nightly and with a 2.30pm matinee.

?Later in the month on Saturday October 24 the Garlic Theatre takes children aged over four on a fantastical journey to the island of lost shoes with clowning, mime and beautifully crafted puppets - and there is a morning puppet workshop too. The Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot show is at 2.30pm.

?For more information these and other productions and movies at the theatre visit its website sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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