Arts Derbyshire


Comedy Theatre Buxton Fringe Festival 2023

Demons & Dust are delighted to present REVENANT By Stewart Roche

Buxton Fringe Festival 2023

Starring Patrick O’Donnell (Best Actor nomination, Manchester Fringe 2021)

Carter has found the perfect location to shoot his zombie movie set during the Irish famine- a country house on an island off the coast of Mayo. The only catch is he has it for just 3 days. So when his lead actor drops out the day before shooting starts, Carter is faced with a difficult decision- pull on the plug on his dream project or cast the mysterious Vardell, an actor of incendiary talent but someone with a dark past that he knows precious little about. As events unfold on set, Carter soon suspects that he may have made a grave mistake…

Visceral, blackly comic and genuinely scary.

Underground at The Old Clubhouse. 5 Jul 5:30pm to 6:35pm, 6 & 13 Jul 8:30pm to 9:35pm, 20 Jul 4pm to 5:05pm £10 (Conc £7)

Bookings via Info: 0208 144 0070.

‘★★★★…a compelling and entertaining hour of superb storytelling…deliciously dark…O’Donnell’s delivery is magnificent.’ STARBURST Magazine

‘Roche’s script is a spikenard of playful savagery….a comically fruitful idea combining gothic horror gore with a satire on movie-making and acting.’ The Irish Independent

Stewart Roche is an award-winning writer from Dublin. In 2022 he was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to write “Shard”, which will be broadcast in July. His film “Where Still Waters Lie” won Best Foreign Short at the Monsterflix Awards, Best Drama at the Indie for you Festival and Best Horror at the Five Continents Film Festival, Tokyo Short Film Festival and the U-Horror film awards. It has also been nominated for best short at several other film festivals. His play “Revenant” was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award (Best debut play in Ireland).

As an actor Patrick O Donnell has won numerous awards, most notably at the Dublin International Film Festival with the Irish Film Critics award for Best Actor for his performance in “The Fading Light.” He also won Best International Actor for his performance in “Tin Can Man” at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Manchester Fringe Festival in 2021 for “Revenant”.

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