31st October 9.15pm £8
Dir: Chris Hastings
72 mins, UK
Schoolteacher Christopher Shaw receives news of the death of his father, a man he hasn’t seen since being abandoned into foster care as a child. Setting out for the remote Greek island where his father died, he seeks closure and to reclaim his family’s possessions; but finds something much, much worse.
Confronted by a desolate, half-ruined island beset by tragedy, its inhabitants inexplicably taking their own lives, he discovers his father had been obsessively researching a theological artefact, supposedly buried on the island.
With the help of a mysterious and beautiful local, Chris learns that his father had believed the artefact responsible for the plague of suicides and had been seeking it to destroy its curse.
The mystery deepens when he learns his own mother, more than a decade earlier, had been the first islander to take her life. His own life under threat and his family history inextricably linked to the curse, Chris realises the answer to its extinguishing its power lies deep within his own unremembered past.
As corpses fill the streets and Chris pieces together the puzzle, he learns that the island was final resting place to one Judas Iscariot. His father had made the ultimate sacrifice to stop the curse, but Chris’s sacrifice must be greater still.
Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.
Hen & Chickens Theatre
109 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2NA