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Scarred for Life – hosted by Broadcaster Bob Fischer

Fri 07 Feb, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £15 (£13 Concessions) , approx running time: 90 mins + Q&A

An evening of childhood trauma at Square Chapel with the writers of this sensational hit book!

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, writers Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence – the men behind the acclaimed ‘Scarred For Life’ book – will be giving a hilarious talk about the TV, films, music, comics, board games, books, adverts and crisps (no, really) that blighted all of our childhoods! There’ll be explicit talk about the giant spiders from Doctor Who, a rummage through the gruesome Public Information Films that haunted our nightmares… and even a Top 10 Chart Countdown of the best British hit singles to be inspired by the prospect of impending nuclear armageddon.

Before the show, we’re screening the terrifying first episode of the BBC’s 1981 adaptation of Day of the Triffids, and afterwards there’ll be a Q&A and discussion – so feel free to chip in with your own memories of retro childhood trauma! You are – of course – at liberty to watch the show through your fingers, although sadly we’re unable to provide a sofa to hide behind. And the evening will be hosted by writer and broadcaster Bob Fischer, who spent the entirety of 1978 convinced that his family dog had rabies after glimpsing an appallingly irresponsible poster in his primary school.

To come to our FREE screening of Episode one of the 1981 classic The Day of the Triffids on the same evening (Friday 7 February, 7pm) click HERE