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The Body Snatchers archiveThe Body Snatcher, a spooky sci-fi horror inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's hair-raising short-story published in 1884. Set in a dystopian future after Brexit Britain, where the country is fighting a battle with a terrible disease, scientists need bodies to examine to find a cure. Fresh bodies... no questions asked. A grisly tale, with humour, live music and retro nostalgia, the show is perfectly timed for the eerie Halloween season. Entertaining, spooky and thought-provoking this show should appeal to families, young adults, the ghoulish... and the brave.
Performers Claire Burns, Elizabeth Hope, Zach Lee, Alex Moran.
Author Ian Townsend (after Robert Louis Stevenson). Company Thunder Road (in association with Harrogate Theatre). Director Emma Ashton. Design Caitlin Mawhinney. Lighting Tom Robbins.

The Body Snatchers

The Body Snatchers (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01360346059. Details of all The Body Snatchers archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1092520324

Archive Listings

17 Nov 19Otley Courthouse
Otley
West Yorkshire
16 Nov 19The Atkinson
Southport
Merseyside
15 Nov 19UCLAN Theatres
Preston
Lancashire
13 Nov 19The Dukes
Lancaster
Lancashire
9 Nov 19Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
8 Nov 19Square Chapel Arts Centre
Halifax
West Yorkshire
7 Nov 19Lyceum Theatre
Crewe
Cheshire
6 Nov 19Cast
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
5 Nov 19Stamford Arts Centre
Stamford
Lincolnshire
2 Nov 19General
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
1 Nov 19Georgian Theatre Royal
Richmond
North Yorkshire
31 Oct 19Brewery Arts Centre
Kendal
Cumbria
30 Oct 19Theatre Royal Wakefield
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
27 Oct 19The Carriageworks
Leeds
West Yorkshire
23 Oct 19
to
26 Oct 19
Harrogate Theatre
Harrogate
North Yorkshire

User Reviews

Terror Buff (13Nov19): We saw this at another theatre - take four actors , one who can sing a bit and strum a guitar ( despite the capo that puts it out of tune ) and the Robert Lewis Stephenson adaptation of the Burke and Hare Bodysnatchers of 19th century Edinburgh and then turn it into a complete farce . The 70’s music and flashbacks add nothing to the story at all - just seems like an excuse to use an actor who likes singing - the “ clever use of the stage “ is non existent - the props poorly painted and unconvincing and two actors who keep reappearing as different characters which even the rather dim Dr Fettes should have been able to ID as the same people , and you’ve just got a mess of a play - a travesty of the original rather than a contemporary re-setting of it . The best bit was the flickering lamp and the ticking clock and the smoke , all of which appeared before the actors came on stage - seeing the actor in the gas mask made my husband and I turn to one another and say “ Are you my mummy ?” - shades of Dr Who. Not frightening, not entertaining, not terribly musical and not worth going to see . We felt sorry for the actors being given this rubbish to make something of - in a theatre where we are used to giving encores a-plenty , there were no encores ......

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