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edred, the vampyre

By david pinner


From David Pinner, the prolific and celebrated author of RITUAL, the novel that inspired the great Gothic cult movie, THE WICKER MAN, comes EDRED, THE VAMPYRE, which receives its world premiere at The London Horror Festival.


Edred is a thousand-year-old bisexual Anglo-Saxon vampire, who slept with Shakespeare but never bit him. Breaking all of Bram Stoker’s vampire laws, Edred loves garlic and crucifixes, and resides in a village church where he is one day confronted by two vampire-hunting gap year students, who help him to explore a millennium of world history.

Yet the surface action belies the true realities of the situation. As Pinner says: ‘Things are rarely what they seem’, and here nothing is.

Combining ironic humour with mystery, suspense and insidious menace, EDRED, THE VAMPYRE is by turns startling, haunting, and revelatory.


“Pinner’s fine contribution to Gothic literature is very considerable” 

“In the wonderful alembic of Pinner’s imagination, horror keeps coming back, but not just to scare or haunt us with the prospect of pain or oblivion… but to force us to face those hidden aspects of our personalities, which comprise our nightmares.”

[David Annwn, poet, critic & playwright.]


Directed by Anthony Shrubsall

Produced by Sarah Lawrie


Playing as part of the London Horror Festival 2019



Running time: 70 minutes approx. (no interval)

Suitable for ages: 14+



Monday 28th October - Saturday 2nd November 2019
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 3.00pm

tickets £16.50 (£14.50 concessions)

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The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

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