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Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome


“A deliciously frivolous lampoon of scientific history”

The Times

“The Dreadfuls combine scientific fact with historical fiction to create an atmosphere that draws equally on the operating theatre and the bunkum booth. The clowning is first-rate”

The Guardian

“A piece of macabre cabaret-inspired escapism, it's suitably gory and unashamedly silly”

The Scotsman

“A lot of wit, a lot of invention... a very stimulating, enjoyable piece”

TimeOut London

“A cross between Sondheim, Tim Burton and a carnival sideshow!”

The Daily Express

“Macabre, raucous, foul, romping hilarity mixed with bluegrass – a stupidly terrific masterpiece. This show has everything, tantalising the audience with evil laughter, fake blood and body parts flying around the stage – get ready to be rolling in the aisles one minute and screaming with horror the next! Based on an American true story from the 1850s, it is fast-paced with an underlying moral message about human nature, greed and the virtues of working together. ‘Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome’ is wonderfully executed with strong performances from each of the three cast members playing multiple characters throughout. In the famous last words of one of the characters, the show is as 'mad as a cat on a campfire'.”

Three Weeks

“This immensely inventive comic company... delight in the theatrical inventiveness.”

The Stage

“Deliciously inventive, educational, bawdy, aesthetically pleasing, and comically sinister… I was swept up in the old-fashioned but beautifully crafted showmanship of Penny Dreadful and their ominous study of dentistry.”

What’s On Stage

“A master class in theatrical convention, creativity, comic timing and solid gold talent… If you only see one show this year, make it this one.”

Shropshire Star





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