performance is astonishing…”
- The Public Reviews
Cthulhu and Sabbaton Sighted in Harrogate and Salford!
What a fantastic weekend start to The H.P. Lovecraft
Chronicles tour. Mike premiered The Temple and reprised
Cthulhu to a packed audience at The Harrogate Theatre
Studio on Friday 5th. What a great night and a fantastic
atmosphere. The crowd were amazin and the reaction was
vibe grew and continued onto Salford and The Lowry Studio
the next night with another capacity crowd. Mike met fans
afterwards and said, "I am so happy that we have
had such a great reaction to the new show, The Temple
and equally that Cthulhu is still going down well. I am
really encouraged and inspired with the many calls for
more work so I will see what I can do!"
to all at Harrogate and The Lowry. Two fantastic teams!
have the first couple of reviews in as well so see what
you think here:
again, the FAB sound design for both Temple and
Cthulhu from Rob Speight of outpost sound
has not gone un-noticed and it seems that quite a following
is growing for 'The Sabbaton Sound'! Check out outpost's
article on the design here:
more dates for the latest Temple and Cthulhu
Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead hosts The H.P. Lovecraft
Chronicles (the double bill of Temple AND Cthulhu)
whilst The Civic,
Barnsley brings forth Cthulhu ONLY for a special HALLOWEEN
performance. Check out the full dates so far below, Cthulhu
and Temple lovers!
press news at the end of July is that the brilliant sound
design for The Temple has now been completed
and is ready to dive, dive, dive!
went to work with the brilliant Rob Speight of Outpost
Soundin Brighton to master the music tracks
and create the overall sound design for the show. Mike
told us, "Working with Rob at Outpost is a great
experience and what he has achieved will, I'm sure, blow
the audience's tentacles off! Thoroughly recommend working
with Outpost. Fab guys!". The soundtrack has been
wonderfully mastered so it has a great dynamic range and
the atmosphere of being deep undersea is palpable.
dates for The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles
Cthulhu and Temple lovers...latest dates announced and
ON SALE !!!
Temple now has its own video trailer and is on both
this site on the media page and on you tube!
dates for The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles - Sabbaton's
double bill of The Temple and The Call of
Cthulhu - are now coming in so check out the trailer
below to get a sneak peek at what's in store...
Temple and The Call of Cthulhu - First Date Announced...
and Cthulhu have their first combined double
feature date released from the depths!
together as, The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles, Mike
will perform at The Harrogate Studio Theatre this October
5th so book your tickets fast. Click on the pic below
to go to the theatre's site. Do it!. We command you...
Temple and The Call opf Cthulhu - Update...
main balast and prepare to surface! Dates are now coming
in from venues for this Autumn's tour of The Temple
and The Call of Cthulhu. So much so that Mike
has agreed to produce a double feature in several places
with both shows going on in one evenings performance!
Will Sabbaton survive? We hope so. The double feature
events will be advertised as, The H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles,
and we'll let you know the dates and places as soon as
we can! (Ok - here's a teaser...The Lowry, Salford Quays
news this month is that the promo photography has now
been completed for The Temple. Mike went to Oxford
for the shoot where the remarkable Mr Karl Ellison captured
our first encounter with Lt. Comm. Karl Altberg of the
doomed U-29. You can see a selection from the shoot on
The Temple website HERE
but for those of you too impatient for a click away, just
for you, here is the arrogant Captain himself...
Temple - New Show Website Launched...
next project is going to be another Lovecraft adaptation
to premier and tour Autumn 2012.
a story of possession, madness and arrogance as it tells
the story of the U-29, a stricken and cursed German Uboat
in 1917. The show promises to build on the success of
Cthulhu and we can't wait to dive down into depths
of madness. We just hope Mike can cope with it all! With
photos, reviews and the video trailer all to follow later
in the year, stay tuned for more news as it is released.
AUDIO VERSION MP3 Released from the Depths !
right! After a bit of a delay, the CTHULHU AUDIO VERSION
MP3 is here. Oh, yes...'nuff said. Click on the logo below
to go to the shop and buy it now. Price £5.99. Do
AUDIO VERSION MP3 Soon to be Released...
exciting news this month, Cthulhu lovers, as the fiercely
awaited AUDIO VERSION of Sabbaton's adaptation of The
Call of Cthulhu is soon to be relesed! Those of you
who have seen the AUDIO TRAILER for the MP3 download will
have already sampled a taste of what's in store. The AUDIO
VERSION presents in 'radio play' form the same stage version
that we all know and fear just tweaked a little for this
different medium. We think that it sounds great on headphones
as you get the full intimate, stereo experience straight
into your head - where the great old one always should
reside! So, perfect for your i-pod or MP3 player and equally
as good on your home stereo system too. At just over 42
minutes in length it presents the wonderfully concentrated
world of poor Francis Thurston (some strong language and
material). Priced at £5.99, it won't break the bank
either so we hope you enjoy the show. Do let us know what
you think and spread the word. You can still see the trailer
on the MEDIA PAGE.
AUDIO VERSION Trailer Released...
news this month as the long awaited AUDIO VERSION of Mike's
adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu is now recorded!
Late this January, Mike went to Outpost
Sound to make the recording with the fabulously talented
Mr Rob Speight (who produced the fantastic sound design
for the stage show too!). Sabbaton says, "It's great
working with Rob as the two of us work really well together
and get to excersise our creative muscles/tentacles!".
A short trailer has been put together to advertise the
upcoming release of the full MP3 download. You can see
it here, on the media
page. Hopefully, the full release will surface from
the depths in early March and we'll certainly keep you
all posted. In the meantime, spread the word to any blogs
and related sites of interest and watch this space. Enjoy
Speaks and Sits on Sets...
from catching up with some interesting voice over work
this month, Mike performed in Moliere's, Doctor for
a Day. In a new translation by Tim
Chilcott, this fantastically funny play was performed
as a public play reading with the Brighton based company,
Directed by Sylvia Vickers, Mike played the valet, Valere,
and the (ahem) young lover, Leander. Lots of hard work
but great, great fun and the appreciative crowds seemed
to think so too. Jolly good!
one man adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft horror, The
Call of Cthulhu, is being adapted into an audio
version for later release. If you've seen the stage show,
you'll want a download for sure! Hopefully this should
be ready in the new year so stay tuned Cthulhu lovers!
news this month comes from Mike's annual set design and
building week at a Hertfordshire school for their upcoming
production of Romeo and Juliet. This is the only
formal set design work Mike does now but he still likes
to keep his hand in once a year to try to encourage a
synergy between performance and space. The brief was to
design and build a 24' octagon floor for the 'in the round'
production. Using only hardboard and about ten layers
of paint, a textured stone, italian esq plaza was formed
complete with old blood splatters from past feuds and
an abstract 'blood well' for the centre. Mmmm...
on (a) Set
Storms Salford Quays and Halifax...
29th and 31st of October, Mike took his one man adaptation
of the H.P. Lovecraft classic, The
Call of Cthulhu, to Square
Chapel and The
Lowry. Both shows brought in a great audience reaction
and got some fantastic new reviews (check them out on
the PRESS PAGE).
The sell out show at The Lowry made for a fantastic Halloween
with such an intense atmosphere. Many audience members
commented afterwards that they would love to see some
more Sabbaton/Lovecraft work so all we can say is, "Watch
this space!". Mike has several ideas up his pan dimentional
sleeve and hopes to put some of these into action in the
near future. Thanks to all Cthulhu Lovers who came. Untill
next time - Fhatagn!
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