About Hermetic Arts

We are excited to announce that we’re embarking on our first film: UNFOUNDED – an occultic conspiracy thriller, from the haunted imaginations of Chris Lincé and Carrie Thompson. To chart its progress, follow @unfounded_film on Instagram.

HERMETIC ARTS is a multidisciplinary producing partnership, creating genre work in theatre, film, and audio drama.

In September 2023 we will be partnering with Jon Dear and Alexandra Palace, to produce the 70th anniversary performance of Nigel Kneale’s seminal sci-fi drama: The Quatermass Experiment.

Our first show, BADD (Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons), had successful runs at the London VAULT Festival, Brighton Fringe, and London Horror Festival in 2017. BADD is a theatrical exploration into the 1980s US Satanic Panic. Our second show Unburied ran at VAULT Festival in March 2018, then at Brighton Horror Fest, the Soho Theatre, and Brighton Fringe. This was followed by April, which premiered at the London Horror Festival, October 2018, before heading to the London VAULT Festival 2019. Our fourth show, Anthology, was at the London Horror Festival and Brighton Horror Fest in October 2019.

As our 2020 plans to perform live were curtailed by a global pandemic, we decided to disturb your dreams via our new Sound Cloud account instead. You can listen here.

We were also delighted to have been invited to contribute to two of the online Rural Gothic weekends, hosted by Room 207 Press and The Folklore Podcast. We presented live performance films, Carbury Gifts, written by Chris Lincé, and A Spell At Home, With Hester, written by Carrie Thompson.

To keep up with what we’re doing, follow us @hermetic_arts on Twitter.

We love the Dark Arts, Horror, Cryptozoology, Mischief, Science Fiction, and Odd Stuff. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact us at info@hermetic-arts.co.uk

“Hermetic Arts further establish themselves as one of the most original, brimming with potentiality, companies on the scene.”

Exeunt Magazine

“This extraordinarily talented duo shine darkly.”

The Spy in the Stalls

“Hermetic Arts. whose work such as Unburied and April has received huge critical praise when performed on the London stage, is widely regarded by many urban weird and folk horror fans as some of the most dynamic, powerful and engaging iterations of the genre. Ask why and among the responses is talk of their weaponisation of folklore, the sense of stories channelling a tangible sense of place, a recognisable reality invaded by the spectre of the past.”

David Southwell, Hookland

Carrie Thompson

Co-writer of the musical happy (with Thom Sellwood, produced by Quite Nice Theatre at Reading Fringe 2016 and VAULT 2017), and writer of The Segue Sisters in… Jailbirds (which she co-produced at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 with AlleyKat Productions). Founder of the musical comedy group The Segue Sisters in 2009, Carrie has worked extensively as an actor, singer, and musician in theatre and on the comedy and cabaret circuit. In 2017, she has been backing vocalist and musician on tour with Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen (Volume Too), played too many characters in Daisy Campbell’s four hour epic, Cosmic Trigger, brought happy to the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, as part of their Queer Season, and gallivanted about on tour, playing Princess Diana in Royal Vauxhall. Her Doctor Who audio drama for Big Finish is available here.

Chris Lincé

Directed Success Story by Brett Goldstein and Restitution by Emily Juniper (London and Edinburgh), and short pieces for Ugly Sister Productions/The Story Project. Story editor on the feature film SuperBob (dir: Jon Drever, 2015), and has developed and directed numerous stand-up comedy shows (including four with comedian Brett Goldstein). He has also created music videos for Pig With The Face Of A Boy, Danny Fontaine and the Horns of Fury, Isabel Fay, Tara Flynn, The Segue Sisters, Phil Nichol, and Jess Robinson. chrislince.com

HermeticArtsTriangle_01THE TRIANGLE OF ART:  This symbol represents the protected space outside the magic circle, into which spirits are compelled to appear in Solomonic ritual magic. Its function is to concentrate the spirit being invoked into one space so that it can be seen visibly. The purpose of the triangle is to keep the manifested entity contained.

HERMETIC ARTS is committed to protecting its audience from any entities that may be manifested.

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