By Newgate Productions, Jul 15 2014 12:45PM

The voice of Roy Steel, Matthew Woodcock, will be reprising his role as Peter Cushing in August when The Gentlemen of Horror returns to theatres, this time as part of the Camden Fringe.

The play, first performed last year, tells the story of the friendship between Cushing and his Hammer co-star Christopher Lee over a period of 20 years as Lee becomes an international star, while Peter Cushing fades into a life of quiet obscurity.

Written by James Goss (writer of the award winning Doctor Who: Dead Air) and directed by Kate Webster, you can catch The Gentlemen of Horror from 2nd - 7th August at the Phoenix Artist Club on Charing Cross Road. For more details and tickets, please visit the Camden Fringe website here.

By Newgate Productions, Nov 15 2013 04:21PM

Whilst you’re waiting for your next fix of monster hunting, why not pop to the theatre to explore the friendship between two of British horror’s greatest names, as played by stars of The Monster Hunters?

Matthew Woodcock (Roy Steel) and Simon Kane (Sir Maxwell House) will be appearing as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in The Gentlemen of Horror – Mr. Cushing and Mr. Lee by award-winning writer and producer James Goss (Doctor Who – Dead Air, as well as books for Torchwood and Being Human). The play is directed by Kate Webster. Charting the history of their friendship, the play begins in the 1950s, when Peter Cushing was one of the most famous actors in Britain and Christopher Lee was unknown. We follow them over the next 25 years, as Christopher Lee becomes internationally famous and Peter Cushing gradually retires into a life of quiet obscurity. And yet neither quite lost their taste for blood...

You can catch The Gentlemen of Horror: Mr Cushing and Mr Lee at the Woolwich Grand Theatre from 27th – 29th November. The play will be followed by a screening of one of our favourites, Dracula: AD 1972, which served as inspiration for The Monster Hunters.

For tickets and more details, visit

By Newgate Productions, Mar 19 2013 10:44AM

WITNESS! A fiendish doctor with a lust for brains!

EXPERIENCE! The horror of his menagerie of beasts!

GASP! At the exciting return of The Monster Hunters!

Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield return in


The exciting first episode of the second series of The Monster Hunters, written by and starring Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock, with Nick Lucas, Lucy McCormick, Panny Skrivanos and Simon Kane as Sir Maxwell House.

Available from 1st April to stream and download here and from all good branches of iTunes.

By Newgate Productions, Jan 10 2013 09:00AM

Newgate Productions are returning to the stage next month with their first non-Monster Hunters related work, The St. Valentine’s Day Murder.

A normal night at a speed dating event takes a macabre turn when one of the members is found dead. Just who is the killer in their midst? It’s up to Jean Pierre Le Poulet, the world’s greatest detective, to find out…

The St. Valentine's Day Murder was first produced as an audio play by the Wireless Theatre Company in 2011. The play has been re-formatted to work as stage production. Writer and director Peter Davis explained: ‘It was so much fun that I wanted to do it on the stage. It's a fun piece that starts off as a speed dating event featuring some rather strange individuals, then after a body is found it becomes a murder mystery spoof.’

So why should Monster Hunters fans come along? ‘They will see a lot in common with the Monster Hunters,’ Peter told us. ‘For example, the character that Matthew plays, the world famous detective Jean-Pierre Le Poulet, is actually quite similar to Roy Steel.’ Was that deliberate? ‘Not at all! But I think you can think of him as a past incarnation of the character.’

There will also be a few familiar faces taking part. ‘That’s right,’ Peter said. ‘A few cast members who were in the audio version and are now in the play have appeared in the Monster Hunters, including Laura Marshall (Madeleine Lockheart, Mrs. Brownlow and various other characters), Jade Allen (Doctor Ladyface) and Kevin Haney (DI Grabber, Peter Card).’

The play runs from the 14th – 16th February at the Lost Theatre, Wandsworth. For more information and tickets, please visit our page here

Read Fringe Report's review HERE

Read Remote Goat's review HERE

By Newgate Productions, Jan 8 2013 12:56PM

Newgate Productions are pleased to announce a second series of The Monster Hunters will commence in the spring.

Kicking off the new series will be the ever-so-cryptically titled They Stole Lorrimer’s Brain!, which will see Roy Steel race against time to recover his friend and flatmate’s most vital organ. But hang on, flatmate? ‘If you’ve heard the Christmas special, then you’ll know the status quo changed quite dramatically for Roy and Lorrimer,' said Matthew Woodcock. ‘It’s something that we’ll certainly be exploring early in series two. Just how do Roy and Lorrimer get along with each other when they’re stuck together at home?’

So what fiends from the depths of hell await our heroes this year? ‘I don’t want to give too much away, but Matthew and I sat down with a big book of monsters and looked for the ones we haven’t faced yet,’ explained co-writer Peter Davis. ‘It was effectively a game of monster bingo.’

As with last year’s series, there will be an on-going story running through the episodes. ‘It’s something you’ve heard of before,’ Matthew said. ‘We dropped a reference into the last episode of series one, so if you can’t wait a few months, go back and see if you can work it out!’

More titles and information will be revealed here in the next few months…

Roy and Lorrimer, preparing themselves for a second series...
Roy and Lorrimer, preparing themselves for a second series...
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