* * * * 'Cuddles is a smart and gruesome gothic tale that reveals Wilde as a writer with a great deal of confidence and nerve.' Time Out

This week, Capital Award-winning playwright Joseph Wilde presents CUDDLES -  a gruesome, gothic tale that centres on Eve, a 13 year old vampire who has never left the safety of her room – surviving solely on drinking her sister’s blood. Sister Tabby goes out into the real world where she battles daily with chuggers; monsters who write down the names of their victims on clipboards. But one day, a chugger starts to woo Tabby who then begins to question her life, and in a breath, their whole world changes.

* * * * 'Brilliant writing and experimental uses of fantasy… Cuddles molds a new generation of horror' Whatsonstage.com



View the trailer, images and comments here.

'Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's production cannily plays on the dark fairytale element to atmospheric effect... the finale sends you out into the dark with a shiver.' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

BOOKING INFORMATION

The Studio
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm
Tickets £12/£10 concessions
Age Guidance 13+
Running Time: 80 minutes, no interval
Book via Box Office on 0161 833 9833 or online
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FREE AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION: EXPLORING THE INFLUENCE OF GOTHIC HORROR ON CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Thursday 21st May after the 7.30pm performance

Chairing the discussion is the Director of CUDDLES - REBECCA ATKINSON-LORD who will be joined by CUDDLES writer JOSEPH WILDE and academics DR XAVIER ALDANA REYES (Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University), DR LINNIE BLAKE (Principal Lecturer in Film in the Department of English and Director of the Manchester for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University) and DR SORCHA NI FHLAINN (Lecturer in Film Studies and Contemporary American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University).