Steven Dark’s Magic Lantern Parlour Theatre
Steven Dark presents “A Very Victorian Evening” A decidedly devilish display of distractions, divertissements, devices and decoctions displayed with all due diligence for your delight, delectation, disport and dissipation.
With the aid of the illuminated Magic lantern apparatus, Steven Dark author of the ‘Time Spring Chronicles’ and ‘Adventures in an Edwardian Brothel’, presents with considerable humour, sharp wit and penetrating insight a veritable phantasmagoria of Victorian virtues, vicissitudes and vice including their preoccupation with contacting the dead, Parlour Seances, Spiritualism, Physical Mediumship, Table Tapping and a host of miscellaneous metaphysica. Victorian England was host to the inception of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, The Society for Psychical Research, The Theosophical Society and many other organisations many of which continue to flourish today. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Aleister Crowley, W.B. Yeats, S.L. MacGregor Mathers, Sir William Crookhall, Austin Osman Spare etc. etc.
Take a virtual journey through the foggy, cobbled streets of Jack the Ripper’s London. Explore the Victorian preoccupation with Spiritualism and the Occult, Post-Mortem photography and Memento Mori, the Victorian Gothic imagination, the horrors of the sanatorium and a magical multitude of many more memorable moments of the mysterious, the morbid and the macabre.
Steven Dark’s Magic Lantern Parlour Theatre is available by prior booking for private parties, public events, educational institutions and corporate entertainment &c. For more details and bookings you may send me an instant wireless telegram and I will endeavour to respond promptly with all due diligence and haste.