Did you spend your childhood being traumatised by Worzel Gummidge, Doctor Who, Hartley Hare and the Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water? Were you terrified of the Usborne Book of Ghosts, given nightmares by Horror Top Trumps, and then handed a Dalek’s Death Ray lolly to calm you down? The children who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s were placed in the unenviable position of being scared by virtually everything.
In this show, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence – the writers behind the acclaimed Scarred For Life book – will give a hilarious talk about the TV, films, music, comics, board games, books, adverts and crisps (no, really) that blighted 1970s and 80s childhoods. There’ll be explicit talk about the giant spiders from Doctor Who, a rummage through the gruesome Public Information Films that haunted nightmares, and a Top 10 Chart Countdown of the best British hit singles to be inspired by the prospect of impending nuclear armageddon.
Includes post-show conversation.
This event is part of the Enable US Autumn Festival and is eligible for the four for three deal – book tickets for three or more different Enable US shows and get a ticket to another event for free.
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