thebestcellar@gmail.com Please  email us at thebestcellar@gmail.com for details Our rates are competitive and affordable, providing value for money with high end entertainment value Upon contractual agreement, we will provide all safety and appropriate insurance as standard practice Contracts and Fees ©’Don’t Go Into The Cellar!’   2021   All rights reserved Don't Go Into The Cellar! perform at venues across the United Kingdom, from theatres to manor houses and festivals. Our shows offer an original take on traditional Victorian and Edwardian literature - perfect for people seeking good, old-fashioned theatrical entertainment! Ideal if your glass of abinsthe involves a spot of Yuletide  Ghoulishness. Bookings now being taken for 2021! ‘Strictly Sherlock’ After the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, we return with this follow-up stage play. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, “The Sussex Vampire”, “The Creeping Man” and “The Devil's Foot!” ‘Dracula’s GhostThis spine-tingling original theatrical show tracks the vampire king from his destruction at the hands of Van Helsing, through his many incarnations down the centuries. His sole confidante is the grieving widow of Bram Stoker, whose past and future selves are inextricably linked to the Count.  ‘Unmasking Jack the Ripper’ The year is 1888, and London is in terror at the murder spree being committed by Saucy Jack! Why not seek respite from the horrors of Whitechapel by spending the evening inside Tabram's Music Hall? Fairy Fay guarantees a ripping time will be shared by one and all... A macabre cabaret of Victorian songs, weird skits and disturbing vignettes wherein you will meet a miscellany of suspects in unfamiliar guises. But which one is the Ripper? ‘Tea with Oscar Wilde’ Ladies, Gentlemen, Etc... You are all cordially invited to the 1890’s wittiest “Chit-Chat” show where a gay time is guaranteed! You’ll be ‘Wilde’ about who he has on his chaise... Space and technical requirements We are able to provide full technical equipment for our shows, all of which is PAT tested as standard practice. For venues with in-house sound and lighting systems, we provide our own technician who will operate the venues equipment during performance and liase with your technical staff. We are able to fit our shows in most spaces, but for specific requirements please CONTACT US ‘Murder by GaslightA ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history - William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. We invite you to encounter these murderous men of medicine as the diabolical doctors regale you with their case histories, and invite you to judge for yourselves whether they were in fact, guilty as charged! ‘Frankenstein 1899’ The Wilton Herriot Players are delighted to present their adaptation of a literary classic! The nineteenth century is drawing to an end, and a brave new world is set to dawn. But the new age of enlightenment and reason will soon be challenged, and scientific fact cast asunder, when the charismatic preacher, Frankenstein, shocks Britons to the core with his claims. For the Reverend can communicate with the dead, and those sceptics intolerant of his beliefs will soon pay for their blasphemy. ‘Edgar Allan Poe : Prince of Darkness’  Famed Edwardian actor Vincent Griswold prepares to perform as Edgar Allan Poe in a stage-play based on the author's life. But Griswold's obsession with the dead writer threatens his own sanity and the lives of those around him, in this compelling psychological melodrama. ‘The Talking Dead’ Dare you share an evening with two of America's most infamous murderers? Lizzie Borden returns from the grave to regale visitors to Fall River with the tale of her poor parents' unhappy fate. Then, be chilled to the bone as Dr Henry Howard Holmes welcomes you to his "Murder Castle", where he embarked upon his grisly career as the United States' earliest serial killer! ‘Another Christmas Carol’ Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens  as he regales you with this hitherto- unknown festive tale. In the style of the  public performances the great Victorian  writer gave during the nineteenth century,  this one-man stage show is the perfect  seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the  Yuletide celebrations!  Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as  Mr Dickens presents, for one night only,  Another Christmas Carol! ‘The Night Titanic Sank’ Based on the real-life testimonies of those who survived, The Night Titanic Sank commemorates the maritime disaster by focusing on three lives changed forever by the tragic events of April 15th 1912. The night that the unthinkable happened. The night Titanic sank. ‘Weird Dales’ n the grand tradition of The Wicker Man and Witchfinder General, we are proud to present this original show with an eerie folk horror theme. What unspeakable horrors lurk in the depths of the sylvan countryside? Once the safety of the city has been left far behind, you can so easily fall prey to the ancient rites of bygone folklore and arcane customs. And sometimes, to things much, much worse. In the countryside, no one can hear you scream! ‘Carnacki’ In Edwardian England, supernatural terrors beyond the boundaries of rational scientific thought loomed above us and around us. They were able to strike us down without warning, hordes of demons, phantoms and other occult phenomena. Thankfully, although those denizens of the darkness defied logic and reason, there was one man whose esoteric knowledge equipped him to combat such weird and deadly forces. His name was Thomas Carnacki. ‘Blood and Fog’ Join Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard as he recreates blood- curdling true crime cases from the nineteenth century archives. Tremble to the infamous Whitechapel Murders! Shudder to the deadly Lambeth Poisoner! Quake to the mysterious Thames Torso Murders!  Theatrical Victorian storytelling at its finest! Needless to say, the restrictions imposed by the response to Covid 19 has impacted all of us involved in the entertainment and hospitality sector. As a small-scale theatre company, we have had to look towards different ways of presenting our work, whilst continuing our strong relationship with venues and other partners in producing shows. During the latter part of last year, with the easing of restrictions, we worked in partnership with a number of venues producing videos of our shows. These were filmed on location and streamed by each venue on their organisations You Tube channel. Ticketing the event via Eventbrite allowed a link to be generated for the customers, with the performance being broadcast at the date and time of the hosts choosing. Producing video of our work is something which many people have been enquiring about for a while. Therefore we took the opportunity to put this into practice during the current situation. We fully intend to keep this as a strand of our work once live performance is resumed. The global reach of streaming has great potential for both us and our partners. In fact, our ‘Sunday Down The Cellar’ facebook livestreams have introduced a significant number of people to our work, both in the UK and abroad! Click on the below titles to see just two of the videos that we have made ‘Restless graves’ Montague Rhodes James returns in Don't Go Into The Cellar's latest stage adaptation of several timeless Edwardian ghost stories! Beware the wrath of Mrs Mothersole in the terrifying tale of The Ash-Tree! Dare you learn the dreadful secret of The Uncommon Prayer Book? Tremble to the horrors unleashed by The Fenstanton Witch! Dramatic, atmospheric theatrical storytelling at its macabre finest. ‘The Time Machine’ Join the mysterious Time Traveller as he takes you from one startling episode to the next! Be prepared to encounter eerie creatures, diabolical fiends and fantastical villains in this timeless tale adapted from the fiction of the prophetic H. G. Wells himself! ‘Conan Doyle’s Edwardian Gothic’ As if creating the greatest detective in English Literature were not enough, Arthur Conan Doyle also penned dozens of truly stupendous ghost and horror stories. In this original stage show, we celebrate his creative genius with startling adaptations of several of his very best. A barnstorming theatrical experience for lovers of ripping yarns and grisly deeds! ‘Raffles’ Written by E.W. Hornung (Arthur Conan Doyle's brother- in-law), A.J. Raffles is the Edwardian era's most celebrated gentleman thief. In a series of highly entertaining tales, the suave cat-burglar thrills and charms you in equal measure. ‘Truly, Jack the Ripper’ Join Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard as he examines theories surrounding the true identity of the infamous Saucy Jack, the Whitechapel Horror himself. Adapted from classic stories based around the Ripper theme, including "The Lodger". Theatrical Victorian storytelling at its finest! ‘First Men In The Moon’ H G Wells created the very foundations of modern science fiction with his wondrous novels and tales from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This seminal scientific romance is brought to life in a brand-new one man stage show. If you are a venue which is interested in working with us to produce a video filmed at your location, please email us at thebestcellar@gmail.com ‘The Extraordinary Escapades of Professor Challenger’ In this original theatre show adapted from the classic Edwardian science fiction tales, we encounter the irascible genius, Professor George Edward Challenger as he embarks upon new adventures into the strange and the bizarre. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Challenger found prominence in The Lost World, before featuring in a series of other stories. ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Journey with us to Victorian London, and experience the unbridled horror of this perennial favourite. The City is paralyzed with fear when the repugnant and wicked Mr Hyde embarks upon his criminal spree. But what is his shocking secret, and what possible connection can he have with the dour and respectable Dr Jekyll?