Alchemy Press Book of Horrors

Source: Alchemy Press Book of Horrors


Pictures from rehearsals of Close Up (Odd Eyes Theatre Company.

Close Up. Odd Eyes Theatre.

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Is there such a thing as overage sex?

Close Up is a new multi-media production about censorship in the post-truth era. This hilarious and poignant comedy tells the story of Clive, 1960s Polari comedian, and eighty-year-old Grace, in art Gigi, overnight internet sensation and protagonist of a factual documentary about sex.

In 1968 the Theatre Acts abolished censorship of the theatre paving the way for freedom of speech across all media. Half a century later we are allowed to show and witness the unimaginable. But are we really free to assert our individuality? And if it isn’t government law, what are the systems regulating speech in the post-truth era?

Be part of this story

We are pleased to announce that the first stage of our new work in progress will be presented as part of Litmus Fest at the Pleasance, Islington, 28 and 29 September.

Support the work by offering your feedback on the work at one of the showcases.

Tickets are only £6.50
(or you can see two Litmus Fest shows for £10)


Venue info

Developed by Emilia Teglia with Zeynep Dagli

Produced by Hannah Tookey

Collaborating cast

Tina Rath
Andrew Goddard
Leila Nashef

Can’t Spell.

Bev Allen, author

Who can’t spell?


Call yourself a writer and you can’t spell?

Yes, I do, despite a very nasty comment by some troll who picked up one of my blunders on a forum with no spell checker. God, how I love a spell checker function.

Why can’t I spell? Because, like so many others I am dyslexic, what was once called “word blind”. It’s been the bane of my life, it stopped me from writing many, many years because I couldn’t get down on paper what was rampaging through my head. When technology and I finally got it together and I was let loose on my first word processor, all the stories and people inside my head could come flooding out.

And, oh my, did they flood.

I wrote three full length novels (very, very full length) in the space of a year. Will they ever see the light of day…

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Ye banks and braes

Source: Ye banks and braes

We are What We Eat.

Source: We are What We Eat.

Occult or Not To Occult

Source: Occult or Not To Occult

The Pipes! The Pipes!

Source: The Pipes! The Pipes!

Soldiers of Fortune

Source: Soldiers of Fortune

Here is my interview with Suzie Lockhart

A thoughtful and interesting interview from the Editor of ‘Killing it Softly’ Vols 1 and 2, a collection of horror stories reprinted from the works of women authors.


NameSuzie Lockhart

Age 51…ugh

Where are you fromPittsburgh, PA

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

Born in 1966, I was adopted by a lovely older couple who had tried to have a baby for 20years. I discovered a love for writing in 5th grade, and was highly encouraged by many English teachers to WRITE! But I was also good at art… I graduated from Norwin Senior High School in the fun & fabulous 80’s, and a little later that decade, graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I was a ‘Jack—or Jill-lol—of all trades; I worked in retail, then back at the Art Institute as an Admissions Rep. After my third baby, I freelanced as a caricature artist, a Pampered Chef Representative, and a jewelry designer. It was after I had my fourth child, my only daughter, that writing called me home.

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