Tombstone Tales

Conceived as an afterpiece to the projected Tombstone trilogy, and inspired by the true stories behind some of the graves in the notorious Boot Hill, this was a graveyard cabaret, a parlour vaudeville, with songs and dances drawing on styles as disparate as Victorian Music Hall, Melodrama, Gilbert and Sullivan and the Elizabethan Jig.

As Schtanhaus closed its books, and Morris and Stenning transferred their highly effective partnership to the running of the Bristol Old Vic, the Arcola Theatre took over the reins in the production of this show, which was the first to headline Beggarsbelief in the publicity.



  • Directed by Carl Heap
  • Written by Carl Heap
  • Theatre Arcola Theatre
  • Year 2008