Reads – Morgue

Show Information
Showing on:
Wed 27 January 2021
1 hour 30 mins
Mercury Online
Age Guidance:

There’s a beautiful bride on the slab, strange noises coming from the cooler, and the Lord of the Dead is on the rampage. For morticians, Konrad and Milo, it’s just another night in the Morgue.

Inspired by the Orpheus myth, Morgue is part love story, part macabre fantasia: an elegy to anyone who has known loneliness, longing and lost love.

With ghoulish humour, spirited physicality and haunting music from The Resident Dead, Morgue guarantees you the time of your death!

Morgue is a new piece of writing from Olivier winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and director Ryan McBryde. Re-imagining the Orpheus myth in a contemporary context, the piece explores how we cope with loss and challenges our perception of death.

Tickets are free but limited so must be booked in advance.

Marc Antolin


Marc’s credits include Romantics Anonymous (Bristol Old Vic, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Hedda Gabler (Sherman Theatre), Peter Pan (National Theatre), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Bristol Old Vic, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, UK/US Tour), The Trial (Young Vic), Taken At Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket, Chichester Minerva), Amadeus, Singing’ In The Rain and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre), From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Matilda (RSC Courtyard Theatre, Cambridge Theatre), Into The Woods and Hello, Dolly! (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Billy Liar (UK Tour), Imagine This (New London Theatre). TV and Film credits include Keeping Faith, London Road, Coconut Shy, Love Actually and More Than Love. Marc is an Olivier Award Nominee for his role of Seymour in Little Shop Of Horrors, Regents Park Open Air Theatre.

Vera Chok

Doctor Zajac & Ruler of the Dead

Vera Chok is a graduate of The Poor School and Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She’s performed various roles for the National Theatre and the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, was an original cast member in multiple award-winning Chimerica, devised a show for Improbable. Vera’s tv credits include a lot of shows beginning with the letter ‘C’.

Nick Holder

Dead Santa

Nick’s credits include Faith, Hope and Charity (National Theatre) , Uncle Vanya (Manchester HOME), Fatherland (Manchester International Festival/Royal Exchange Theatre)
Love (National Theatre), The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre), Everyman (National Theatre) 50 Years on Stage, London Road (original and revival cast),. In London’s West End: The 39 Steps, The Drowsy Chaperone, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. TV Credit includes Siblings, WPC 56, Coalition, The Game, By Any Means, Some Girls, Peaky Blinders, The Job Lot, Way to Go, Parade’s End, Holby City, Psychoville, Planespotting, Born and Bred, ’Orrible, EastEnders, London’s Burning and The Fast Show.Film Film Credits include Waiting for God, Voice of Crime, LOVE, London Road, The World’s End, Les Misérables, Anna Karenina, Broken, Clubbed, Lady Godiva: Back in the Saddle, Sex Lives of Potato Men, Four Feathers, The Final Curtain, The Criminal and Evita.

Chris Jarman


With an impressive stage CV, including the original West End and Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Book of Mormon and Wicked, Chris has recently been working primarily in film and television, with credits from last year including Jingle Jangle (Netflix) and Foundation (Apple TV). He still likes to keep his hand in on stage, though and managed to fit in The Globe in 2019.

Cora Kirk


Cora Kirk’s most recent stage credits include; A MONSTER CALLS (Old Vic Theatre), the Olivier award winning production of EMILIA (Vaudeville Theatre) and PETER PAN (National Theatre/Regent’s Park). Cora recently completed filming her debut feature film; THE DEVIL’S LIGHT for Lionsgate. Additional screen credits include DOCTORS and WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’.

Photography credit: Olivia Spencer

Holly Khan

Madame Giltine

Holly Khan is a half Guyanese/half British performer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music facilitator. Recent projects include Kaleidoscope performing with Filskit Theatre Company as well as live scoring Lightning in May at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Holly has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and St Marks Basilica and her creations have featured at the Barbican, as part of the Global Health Film Festival and internationally at Theatre De Menilmontant Paris. She holds an Artist in Residency with CREATE charity, here she is able to develop her artistic practice, continuing work with vulnerable groups, under the belief that everyone should have the experience of collaborating and creating.

George Rennie


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