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LHF 2016

10th - 30th oct

The UK’s original and largest festival of horror in the performing arts returned to London in its new home at the Old Red Lion Theatre for three jam-packed weeks in October. With over 20 different shows to choose from; including horror theatre, LGBTQ cabaret, live podcast recordings, comedy, clowning, storytelling, magic, a Virtual Reality immersive film experience, midnight Séance shows AND a short horror play competition, made 2016 our biggest festival line-up yet!

The LHF continued to support new writing and provide a platform for emerging talent in the horror theatre scene, with ‘Badass Women’ - a short horror play writing competition designed to create more empowering female roles. Dozens of entries were  been received from across the UK and the top 3 shortlisted plays were performed on the opening night, with an exclusive prize for the winning entry and special guest judges!

Show line-up

Badass Women Playwriting

Fred Strangebone’s Freakshow

Mountains of Madness

Scare Slam

The Wicker Hamper

The Truncated Nightmare Hour

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

Experience EGOMANIAC!

Scary Tales

Making Monsters by Becky Cooper

All But Us by J. J. Bayliss

The Twins Macabre: Crime Doesn’t Play

Greywing House

The Vienna Experiment

Black Shuck by Duncan Hands

Knock, Knock

PopHorror’s Brexit Chainsaw Massacre

A Curse of Saints

The Honky Bonk House of Horror


Skin Deep

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