The Thing That Came From Over There Tour Comes To Cumbria!

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company are proud to announce the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There! Inspired by 1950’s B movies with a healthy dose of silliness and mayhem.

This show is a fast-packed rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. The tour comes to Cumbria this February, appearing at the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth on Thursday 2, The Beggar’s Theatre, Millom on Friday 3 and Ulverston’s Coronation Hall on Saturday 4.

It’s 1912, and as renowned adventurers Scott and Amundsen have begun their race across Antarctica, our more hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Scottt (note the impressive number of ‘t’s) has ruined his chances in the competition by accidentally landing on the wrong side of the continent.

As a dejected Scottt and his motley band of incompetent cohorts set up base camp as best they can, they are witness to a sudden nearby meteor crash. Deciding to investigate (for how are they to call themselves explorers if they fail to explore?) they bravely set out towards the crash site – unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth.

Join three daring actors as they play over 15 roles in 85 minutes creating a frenetic performance full of shocks, spine tingling stillness, and blood curdling terror. With comedy and thrills galore, audiences can expect visual delights, a supremely silly script, giant puppetry and live music.

Directed by award-winning director Abigail Anderson (previously Associate Director at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Assistant Director at The Globe) this fantastic show features the likes of Mark Dawson, Gaullier trained Alys Torrance (Coronation Street) and Ben Whitehead (voice actor in the Wallace & Gromit films, live shows and video games). Puppetry direction byLeCoq trained and West End mask and Puppet designer Jonny Dixon.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2000, Gonzo Moose has become renowned for its accessible brand of stage comedy which combines improvisation, music, physical theatre and clowning. The company was founded by Artistic Director Mark Dawson with a strong focus on visually exciting stage comedy. Gonzo Moose used a range of techniques to keep its work at the cutting-edge of physical comedy and improvisational performance with previous shows including 2008’s Edinburgh Fringe hit and Total Theatre Award nominated, “You Don’t Need to Know That”.

For further details and to book tickets for the upcoming show at the Kirkgate, Cockermouth visit: or call the Box Office on 01900 826448. For the show at Millom and Ulverston visit:

Images by Andre Pattenden

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