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Standing on a Nail

Thu 23 Feb

Standing on a Nail

A Queer Horror Story is a terrifying new play written and directed by University of Essex PHD student Noah Alfred Pantano.

A Gay Bar. Five Gay Men. One Creature.

On a particularly slow and uneventful night, five gay men soon find themselves surviving against a paranormal creature locked in the bar’s storage closet. They don’t know what it is. All they do know is that it will get out. As the night continues, tension rise as revelations about their messy relationships and own mortality come to a head.



Joe Eason – Owen

Jake Halimi – Anastasia

Eden Camara – Giles

A.J. Colley – Warren

Aaron Burke – Hugh



Mariah Atsev – Production Manager

Elliot Richardson – Stage Manager

Marina Cusi Sanchez – Intimacy Director

Harry Harris – Technical Director

Samuel Bell – Assistant Technical Director

Noah Alfred Pantano – Writer and Director



This play is recommended for 16+ and contains adult content.

Strong Language, Frank Talk of Death, Sexual Situations, Violence, Partial Nudity, Extended Periods of Darkness, Strobe, Haze, and Sudden Loud Noises



Instagram: @soanqueerhorror


Photography and Video Recording are strictly forbidden. The production will be filmed. 

Approximately 120 Minutes including a 15 Minute Intermission Followed By A 30 Minute Q&A.

  • Thu 23 Feb
  • 19:30
  • Advance Prices - £6 UoE Students/£10 Concession/£15 Full. On the Door Prices - £8 UoE Students/£12 Concessions/£16 Full
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