*Theatre of the Damned includes very strong language and scenes of violence and gore.*
Theatre of the Damned explores the blood-curdling depths to which struggling immigrant theatre producer, Camille Choisy, penniless Parisian playwright, Andre De Lorde and aspiring actress, Paula Maxa, will stoop in order to satisfy their audiences’ blood-thirsty appetite and gain Faustian profits.
Tired of having his work savaged, De Lorde writes a vengeful ‘outburst’ of a play featuring bigoted critics, gore and torture which horrifies and delights the audience. The once-failing theatre is suddenly overrun by a demand for tickets.
The three artists become increasingly seduced by their own spectacle. After all, ‘fools getting their comeuppance amidst buckets of blood – what’s not to like?’
It seems Choisy has identified a gap in the market. But he also has to fend off interests in the property from his brothel running neighbour, Madame Douska, and the attentions of some shadowy, blackmailing Corsicans.
As the lines between what is real and what is theatre become devastatingly blurred, how far are they Choisy, De Lorde and Maxa willing to go to validate their art and maintain their newfound stardom?
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