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Cinema - Nosferatu - 100 year anniversary

September 17th, 8pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED OUT OF RESPECT OF NATIONAL EVENTS
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Open air cinema.

From his shadow to his gaunt face, the vampire Count Orlok in 1922's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror remains one of film's most spine-tingling creations.

It was exactly 100 years ago, in March 1922, that Berlin's movers and shakers attended the premiere of FW Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror, and saw the nightmarish Count Orlok springing bolt upright from his coffin. Those unsuspecting viewers could well have witnessed the first great jump scare in the history of horror movies. They had certainly witnessed its first great monster. An unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula – hence the Count's name-change from Dracula to Orlok – this silent masterpiece pioneered techniques and established horror tropes that have been used ever since. But the creation of the iconic Orlok, played by Max Schreck, is its supreme achievement. He is, says Cristina Massaccesi, in her guide to Nosferatu for the Devil's Advocates horror history series, "the Ur-Vampire, the father of all undead creatures lurking in the darkest recesses of a cinema screen"

Tickets: £10

Event cancelled
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Photo by Neal Megaw

Tales from a Haunted Bookshop

September 24th, 2pm

Coppice Theatre

Why, hello there and welcome to the Haunted Bookshop. Come in, come in, take a seat, make yourself at home… and prepare yourself for a spooky show of terrible tales, scary stories and gruesome goings-on! Meet the mysterious shopkeeper and the enigmatic Quoath but watch out for the ghosts! A weird and wonderful show for ages 8-12 and adventurous adults.

 

From the makers of Science Adventures and Jack’s Frosty Stories, comes another delightful storytelling show featuring puppets, music and adventure!

 

Coppice Theatre was founded in 2016 by a group of theatre makers with the aim of providing professional theatre work for emerging practitioners across the theatre arts. We specialise in creating engaging, entertaining and accessible productions that showcase talent, new writing, design and new digital media. We are a collective of practitioners that work across multiple projects and collaborate with various Cornwall based companies. Our work is aimed at young audiences and we all share a love of great storytelling.

Tickets: £6