Is there a more iconic fruit than the pumpkin when it comes to Horror? The giant orange squash has starred in more Halloween movies than Jamie Lee Curtis!
But let’s be honest for a moment? Who actually likes eating Pumpkin?
Sure, there’s a host of artificial pumpkin “flavoured” sweets, treats, and drinks that hit the shelves every Halloween, but they taste about as much like pumpkin as grape soda tastes like grapes.
Yet every Halloween millions of us purchase a pumpkin and set about scooping the goopy, sticky, seedy mess into bowls and start carving a spoopy Pumpkinhead. Only to stick it out front of our homes until it rots. Then it either gets lobbed in the bin, vandalised, or at best a compost heap.
In an age when we’re expected to be conscious of our waste, there’s no excuse to buy food with the sole intention of chucking the edible part and leaving the shell to decay.
There is another way! One that’s quite literally greener! The melon! There are so many to choose from, but our favourite is the watermelon. Just as much fun to carve but you’re left with sweet, juicy fruit and we’d wager that there are more fans of melon than there are of pumpkin.
And it gets better. There are a coffin load of watermelon cocktails, such as Sangira or Piña Coladas. So if you’re planning a halloween party they’re the perfect alternative to the pumpkin.
What ever fruit you choose. Have a fantastic Halloween!
Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley
Thursday 30th September – Saturday 4th December 2021
Full casting has been announced for the thrilling new touring production of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Taking on the role of Ichabod Crane is Sam Jackson (Skins, E4; Beautiful Thing, National Tour) alongside Rose Quentin (York Witches Society, MSR Media), Lewis Cope (Vera, ITV; Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall) and Tommy Sim’aan (As You Like It, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Doctors, BBC). They will join the previously announced Wendi Peters and Bill Ward.
Adapted by acclaimed playwright Philip Meeks (Murder, Margaret and Me; Harpy), and under the direction of by Jake Smith (The Hound of the Baskervilles; A Christmas Carol; I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard), the premiere production seeks to unleash terror on the stage. The ghoulish and edge-of-the-seat experience will tour theatres across the UK from September.
An exciting creative team will resurrect the Headless Horseman and bring the Hollow to life, with jaw-dropping illusions by Filipe J. Carvalho (Back To The Future The Musical; Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things), design by Amy Watts, choreography by Chris Cuming, lighting by Jason Addison and sound design by Sam Glossop. Transforming the American Dream into the American Gothic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a heart-pounding visual masterpiece revitalising the classic text for new audiences.
With Hallowmas fast approaching, Sleepy Hollow simmers with anticipation. Arriving as the new teacher, Ichabod Crane finds himself embroiled in the secrets and unsettling traditions of the locals. However, all is not as it seems. When disturbing events overwhelm the small town, he finds himself swept up in a dangerous mystery which leaves him doubting his own sanity.
Producer Katherine Senior of Tilted Wig Productions comments, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is set to be an epic piece of theatre, combining a stellar cast with a fantastic script and theatrical illusions that will blow your mind! It’s incredibly exciting to be creating new work once again for the regions, as we’ve been planning this production for some time. We are thrilled to be heading back on the road and cannot wait to visit local theatres with this show.
Notes to Editors Show The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Running time 2 hours, approx.
Age guidance 12+
Original concept Washington Irving
Adapted by Philip Meeks
Director Jake Smith
Cast Wendi Peters, Bill Ward, Sam Jackson, Rose Quentin, Lewis Cope and Tommy Sim’aan
Designer Amy Watts
Lighting Designer Jason Addison
Sound Designer Sam Glossop
Movement Chris Cuming
Illusions Director Filipe J. Carvalho
Producers Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley
30th September – 2ndOctober Churchill Theatre Bromley