Gorgon is an interactive play written by Elf Lyons. It includes jump scares and a bit of well-placed gore. Think texas chainsaw massacre meets medusa. You’ll scream or be sick – that’s the aim!
The synopsis? A taxidermist loses her temper and decides to experiment with the human form…
Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, writer, and theatre practitioner. She’s gained a cult reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit.
She’s been featured in VOGUE as one of the ‘Top Names of Now.’ She’s been the cover star of The Observer and The Sunday Times Culture Magazine and has written for many worldwide publications on subjects as diverse as polyamory and economics.
For her latest project, Elf was inspired by the Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol. She wanted to create an immersive horror show that thrilled and inspired audience members.
This relied heavily on horror tricks and live sound foley.
That’s why she approached award-winning composer Molly Isaac…
Molly Isaac created a world of experimental sound and noise that made audience members’ hairs stand on end.
Accompanied by Live Foley design, Molly focused on taking every day sounds and turning them into grotesque and reformed noises, making everyone in the room feel uneasy and uncomfortable.
Her combination of electronic synthesisers and experimental audio design, created an atmosphere to make you curl away from what was about to happen.
It’s no surprise that so many audience members regretted sitting in the front row of Gorgon: A Horror Story.