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Horror and Hilarity


Take a journey with Prof. Richard J. Hand into the seedy backstreets of Paris and discover the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, a venue staging blood-curdling horror and comedy every night from 1897-1962.

Gaining a legendary reputation as the ‘Theatre of Horror’, the story goes that a resident doctor was employed to treat spectators who fainted each night!

Although the original theatres have closed, the legacy of the Grand-Guignol is truly alive (or should we say undead?) and is still to be found in horror movies today.

Wednesday 7 6.00PMJune2017-06-07T18:00:00Z2017-06-07T19:50:00Z

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