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We live in a world of horror... and love it!

Father Dagon, the newest work by Victoria Snaith's Dread Falls Theatre, combines actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists to create a world in which roaming audiences experience H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction through multi-disciplinary storytelling. Father Dagon is inspired by American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Practically unknown before he died, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Specifically, the performance draws from stories of mysterious remote fishing communities whose brooding residents sercretly worship a dreadful monster under the sea. Lovecraft said that, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” This has been the main inspiration when transferring his work from page to stage. By creating a performance where the audience are free to roam, Dread Falls Theatre has taken away the comfortable space between audience and performer, therefore creating a feeling of unknowing and fear. This will be intensified by using physical storytelling instead of aural to create an unknown language, much like that of Lovecraft’s creatures. Music will play a large role in the experience. Improvisation musicians will play music that interacts with the movement of the performers, and vice versa, provided by Seesar, Anton Mobin, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, and raxil4. The unconventional instrumentation used by each of these artists will also contribute to the unfamiliarity of the setting through unique and less recognisable sounds. To compliment the live performance and further the audience's awareness of Lovecraft's work, the show will include a gallery taking place in the bar of Lovecraft inspired artwork by national and international artists. Those involved, including. Pavlina Bastlova, Jason McKittrick of Cryptocurium, Vernoique Lady Goth, Bruno Stahl, and Joe Broers of Zombiequadrille, are a mixture of established and emerging artists, and Dread Falls Theatre hopes to aid them in their public relations by hosting them at the event.


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