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Podcast: Getting Grim at the Old Red Lion

Nina Atesh and Jack Robertson on the second edition of GrimFest

October is always the time when the ghosts and ghouls appear on the stage, and we are all for it here at ET. So it was a horrific pleasure to get to spend time with Nina Atesh and Jack Roberston, who are curating the second edition of GrimFest.

GrimFest is a celebration of all things slightly creepy. It first appeared in 2022 to fill the void left when London Horror Festival didn’t appear. And with no LHF again in 2023, they have decided to bring it back for a second outing. But this time with Nina onboard to help take some of the strain.

We discuss the festival, the range of shows you can catch and why there really is something for everyone, even those who say they don’t like horror, plus we muse on why we don’t get this 365 days of the year and whether podcasting has helped grow people’s desire for more of it on stage.

GrimFest runs from 17 October to 4 November at The Old Red Lion Theatre, and you can find out all the shows appearing ⁠here⁠.

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