I’m speaking there on the Saturday night as part of the panel talk ‘Rocking with Horror’. Fellow speakers are Ian Culbard, David Hine and Hannah Berry, with Alex Fitch of Resonance FM as our chair: a doubtless treat for the audience, with humour and wit abounding! And then there is me; with my themes of tragedy and pain, casting menace and shadow, darkness and despair….
Fear not, however! There is lightness to my dark in the form of HOAX composer Ben McGarvey aka Minute Taker. Ben will be with me, performing pieces from the score of HOAX My Lonely Heart, the musical theatre piece that accompanies the graphic novel HOAX Pyschosis Blues, one of the projects I’ll be talking about at the festival.
Admittedly my involvement means the score is also pretty dark, but Ben is sweetness personified and his smile infectious. So I think we’ll get away with it.