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Following a highly successful run in the Manchester Fringe, Demons & Dust are proud to present the London premiere of “Revenant” at The Old Red Lion.


Carter has found the perfect location to shoot his zombie movie set during the Irish famine- a country house on an island off the coast of Mayo. The only catch is he has it for just 3 days. So when his lead actor drops out the day before shooting starts, Carter is faced with a difficult decision- pull on the plug on his dream project or cast the mysterious Vardell, an actor of incendiary talent but someone with a dark past that he knows precious little about. As events unfold on set, Carter soon suspects that he may have made a grave mistake…


Visceral, blackly comic and genuinely scary, “Revenant” stars Patrick O’Donnell.


'Roche’s script is a spikenard of playful savagery….a comically fruitful idea combining gothic horror gore with a satire on movie-making and acting.’ The Irish Independent

Previous praise for Stewart Roche’s “The Fetch Wilson”

'★★★★ intriguing monologue...writer Stewart Roche keeps you hooked until the end.' The Scotsman

'★★★★…dark and disturbing...a well-written, forensically directed and charismatically performed piece that deserves a wider airing.' British Theatre Guide

'★★★★…an hour of brilliantly dark storytelling…ingeniously written with language that is absolutely convincing.’


As an actor Patrick O Donnell has won numerous awards, most notably at the Dublin International Film Festival with the Irish Film Critics award for Best Actor for his performance in “The Fading Light.” He also won Best International Actor for his performance in “Tin Can Man” at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Manchester Fringe Festival in 2021 for “Revenant.”

Stewart Roche’s film “Where Still Waters Lie” won Best Foreign Short at the Monsterflix Awards, Best Drama at the Indie for you Festival and Best Horror at the Five Continents Film Festival, Tokyo Short Film Festival and the U-Horror film awards. It has also been nominated for best short at several other film festivals. His play “Revenant” was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award (Best debut play in Ireland).



ticket information

Performance date and Times: Friday 25th at 7.30pm /  Saturday 26th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Show run time: 1 hour approx.



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