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OFF Book presents … URBAN FRIGHT

Friday 27th October 2017
19:30 - 21:00 at Waterstones, London - Piccadilly

This Hallowe’en, three haunting new novels come to life at Waterstones Piccadilly. OFF Book, a company of actors, writers and musicians, uses a blend of theatre, cabaret and spoken word to dramatise scenes from recent fiction. In its first ever London show, OFF Book sees in hallowe'en with a night of horrors, all of which take place in seemingly innocent and unlikely places.

Our darkest nightmares are the ones that start close to home. We've picked three very different writers whose horrific tales take place in all-too familiar settings, and transformed them into blood-curdling theatre:
  • The White Road by Sarah Lotz (Hodder & Stoughton). This cutting-edge thriller begins when adrenalin junkie Simon Newman travels into the bowels of a notoriously dangerous caving system, intent on generating viral video content. But the guide he's hired is as unpredictable as the watery caverns beneath the earth. Simon’s life is about to change for ever.
  • The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp (Orbit). This twisted chiller, currently being developed for cinema by Ron Howard, follows journalist Jack Sparks – one of the least likeable protagonists in modern fiction – as he sets out to debunk the supernatural with his new book, and leads himself to a diabolical end.
  • The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio de Maria (translated by Ramon Glazov, Liveright). In this cult 1970’s Italian novel, available at last in English translation, an outburst of mass psychosis grips the city of Turin. A dark metaphor for the political turmoil in Italy at the time, the story has uncanny parallels in today’s extremist terrors, and the social media that fuel them.
Meet the creators, get your copies signed, discover new writing and acting talent, be chilled to the bone in a fast-paced irreverent atmosphere – and gasp as the forces of darkness are summoned before your very eyes… The performance also include chilling live music.
London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Friday 27th October 2017
19:30 - 21:00

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