In 1979, HTV produced a six-part children’s Folk Horror serial called ‘Unburied’.
The tapes are now missing, presumed destroyed.
In the subsequent decades, its existence has become the stuff of myth. But as its 40th anniversary approaches, it’s time to dig up what little information we have on this enigmatic footnote in television history…
Join Folk Horror enthusiast, Carrie Thompson, as she conducts a personal investigation into the cracks in our collective memory. Beginning with a study of British television classics such as ‘Children of the Stones’, ‘The Owl Service’, and ‘Doctor Who’, Marx leaves no stone unturned as she unearths a terrifying mystery, buried in our cultural past.
“An entirely new way of telling a story …utterly, compulsively gripping. I don’t think I’ve seen a more intelligently crafted show this year.”☆☆☆☆☆ The Stage
“UNBURIED is a masterpiece of alternative storytelling.”☆☆☆☆☆ Fringe Guru
“Funny, scary, deeply captivating and completely unpredictable.”☆☆☆☆☆ The Spy in the Stalls
“Bold and compelling.”☆☆☆☆☆ Trend Fem
“Thoroughly gripping… This is horror for the 21st century.”☆☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby
“A brilliant production, perfectly executed.”Brighton & Hove News
“This show is a textbook example of how true horror isn’t a product of big budgets and complex pyrotechnics. …I’ll be there opening night for whatever Hermetic Arts does next.”London City Nights
“Intriguingly plotted, intelligently written and compellingly told, ‘Unburied’ definitely repays its excavation.”A Younger Theatre
“BLOODY HELL THAT WAS GOOD.”Velvet Box Office
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7 – 11 March 2018 at Waterloo East Theatre as part of VAULT Festival
24 – 25 October 2018 at Sweet Werks as part of Brighton Horror Fest
30 October 2018 at the Soho Theatre, London
8 May 2019 at the Bosco Tent, Brighton (presented by the Odditorium)