Kill The Beast’s Scooby-Doo / Twin Peaks / werewolf mystery show “He Had Hairy Hands”

A. Quinton — Apr. 22nd 2015

If that title seems like a conglomeration of random words, let me un-muddle you: He Had Hairy Hands is an award-winning show by comedy quintet Kill The Beast, and it’s touring select theatres in the UK right now.

One already sold-out venue calls it a “1970’s detective werewolf mystery – An American Werewolf In London meets Twin Peaks – influenced by classic Hammer Horror, The Wicker Man, Scooby Doo and The League of Gentlemen.” From the show’s web site:

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there’s only one person you can call.

Having splattered the UK with critically-acclaimed comedy The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, Kill the Beast return with a new tale of supernatural slaughter – combining beautiful visuals, original music and quite an important pigeon.

If you’re in central or northern England, you can book a ticket right now for one of the shows running through mid-May. The sold-out show linked above is part of a festival at The New Diorama in June, so there might be more dates coming.

I’d love to see this show. The makeup and costumes look insane in a 1970’s sci-fi dystopia kind of way. There’s a trailer, too, but I can’t watch it here in Canada because of “WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.” I’ll embed it below, in case you live in a country where Warner Music Group doesn’t mess with you, and where cool stuff like this play happens.