Vincent Price and Kensal Green Cemetery
THEATRE OF BLOOD - How Vincent Price Found Love in Kensal Green Cemetery. A guided tour with Peter Fuller
Sunday 16th October 2022 from 12:00 noon

PETER FULLER conducts you on a guided tour of Kensal Green Cemetery, with particular reference to its starring role in the 1973 Vincent Price movie, 'Theatre of Blood'. This cult horror classic tells of the life, death - and resurrection – of Shakespearean tragic actor Edward Lionheart.
Learn about the terrible revenge that Lionheart wreaked on the London critics who gave snooty reviews to his performances of the Bard's works. Visit Lionheart's memorial from the film, as well as the resting place of one of the doomed critics, and discover how Vincent Price found love among the tombstones.

This 60-minute tour starts at midday and the first meeting point will be the Dissenters' Chapel.

Vincent Price declared 1973's Theatre of Blood as his personal favourite of his many horror films, and it's plain to see to why: Price was born to play Edward Lionheart. A much-maligned classical actor, Lionheart is driven to perform a series of elaborate murders in which eight critics who humiliated him are dispatched in manners inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. As bloody as the climax of Hamlet, but mostly played for laughs, Theatre of Blood features Price at his hammy best and a colourful cast of victims who include Robert Morley, Jack Hawkins, Ian Hendry, Diana Dors, and Coral Browne (who would become the third Mrs Price).

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Kensal Green Cemetery

Peter Fuller
An expert on the life and career of Vincent Price, Peter Fuller won Best Blog at the 2014 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for The Vincent Price Journal: My First Trip Abroad, which reproduced a 17-year-old Vincent Price’s 1928 travel journal. Peter blogs on The Sound of Vincent Price website, reviews cult movies, books and TV shows on his Kultguy’s Keep blog and works as a magazine writer and sub-editor. He is also the organiser of the Vincent Price London Legacy Tour. for more information.

Venue - The Dissenters' Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery, London (ticket includes a tour of the catacombs)