Carl Grose's Grand Guignol Revived at The Southwark
The Theatre Royal Plymouth have announced that their revival of Carl Grose's Grand Guignol will transfer to the Southwark Playhouse, a fringe venue in south London. The production will open on 27 October 2014, following previews from 23 October, and run through to 22 November 2014.
Directed by Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Artistic Director, Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol is set in 1903 amongst the back streets of Montmartre. As the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public, its productions of mad and murderous plays are sold out every night. A psychiatrist obsessed with the gruesome dramas managed to make his way into the company, but when he starts to unpick the author’s mind, the boundaries between theatre and truth begin to blur.
Carl Grose's previous plays include 'Quick Silver', '49 Donkeys Hanged', and 'The 13 Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo'. For the past eighteen years he has worked extensively with Kneehigh Theatre as both actor and writer on plays such as 'Tristan & Yseult', 'The Bacchae', 'Blast!' and 'Cymbeline'. He is currently writing new plays for the RSC and the National Theatre.