Grand Guignol by Carl Grose
(Oberon Modern Plays)

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1903. In the back streets of Montmartre, the Theatre du Grand Guignol opens its doors to an unsuspecting public. The plays performed, rife with madness and murder, are sold out every night. A psychiatrist obsessed with the playwright’s gruesome dramas ingratiates his way into the company. But when he starts to unpick the author’s mind, the boundaries between theatre and truth begin to blur… Delighting in this lost theatrical form, Carl Grose’s demented new play works fast and loose with convention. A black comedy, a psychological thriller and an unrepentant splatterfest, Grand Guignol is a head-spinning, genre-bending phantasmagoria guaranteed to keep you guessing (and wincing) to the very last horror show…

About Carl Grose

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Carl was born in 1975 in Truro, Cornwall. He is also an actor and director, and has worked with Kneehigh Theatre for the past fifteen years. He also co-founded the Cornish theatre and film production company, o-region. His theatre writing for Kneehigh is published by Oberon Books. Carl was part of the inaugural Soho 6 writing scheme with the Soho Theatre Company from Feburary to July 2011.
Published November 1, 2009 by Oberon Books. 90 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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