Preston to host sci-fi horror show set in post Brexit Britain

Posted on - 3rd November, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Body Snatcher set
The Body Snatcher set

A spooky sci-fi horror inspired by a Robert Louis Stevenson short story is coming to Preston.


The Body Snatcher is touring the north of England and will stop at UCLan’s Media Factory on Friday 15 November.

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Inspired by Stevenson’s 1884 short story of the same name, The Body Snatcher is set in a dystopian future after Brexit Britain. The country is fighting a battle with a terrible disease, and scientists need fresh bodies to examine to find a cure, no questions asked.

The show – described as a grisly tale with humour, live music and retro nostalgia – is being put on by Thunder Road Theatre Co., which was started by Leyland local Alex Moran while studying at UCLan.

Alex Moran
Alex Moran

Artistic Director Alex said: “I’m so excited to bring this production back to where it all started for us as a company, unearthing another Stevenson classic on home soil. This spooky show should really grab your attention, in more ways than one.”


Tickets are priced at £9 per adult and £7 per concession, and are available from Ticket Source.

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