"It’s something we have wanted to do for a while" explains Craig Hepworth the in house Writer and Director as well as co owner of Vertigo. "We adore doing the camp outrageous stuff and seem to be in the minority on the fringe scene when it comes to producing this kind of stuff, but we also love the dramas that we present. To make sure Vertigo retains its identity we decided that an off shoot company would be the perfect way to keep producing the more outrageous productions."
Vertigoes to Hell we retain the whole team from Vertigo Theatre Productions (Hepworth, Adele Stanhope and Karl Burge) as well as, Stuart Reeve - a new member. The first production by Vertigoes to Hell will be an alternative offering to all the other shows this Festive Season. A send up of the 70s and 80s slasher and exploitation films Christmas Sorority Massacre will open on 29 November at Taurus Bar.
This new comedy stars Dale Vicker (Die, Mommie, Die!), Jay Hobday (Psycho Beach Party), Adele Stanhope (‘M’), Stuart Reeve (Dog Sees God), Liam Grunshaw (Psycho Beach Party) as well as newcomer to Vertigo - Ryan McMyler - with more casting to be announced soon. The play is written by Craig Hepworth and Stuart Reeve.
The main company will be back next year as Hepworth and Stanhope have been granted permission from American author and magazine editor Matthew Rettenmund to adapt his bestselling novel Boy Culture to the stage. This will be a world premiere for the company. The team are currently looking around for a venue in Manchester to open the show for a try out before moving on to another venue. Boy Culture further cements the company’s reputation for bringing American work to the UK and that major writers have trust in the team.
For more information on Vertigo Theatre Productions and Vertigoes to Hell Productions please visit the Vertigo website - www.vertigotheatreproductions.co.uk