Updated: Early bird tickets now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival’s 18th edition

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 15:25

Updated: Early bird tickets now on sale for Mayhem Film Festival’s 18th edition

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Mayhem 2022.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 18th edition of Mayhem Film Festival - Nottingham's very own weekend showcase of the best horror, sci-fi and cult film from around the world.

Mayhem Film Festival curator Steven Sheil cannot wait for this year's festival to begin: "Mayhem Film Festival is now 18, which means we can finally watch our programme and have a few drinks in the Café Bar, legally!"

Mayhem Film Festival co-curator, Chris Cooke added: "We're currently putting together the full line-up for the Mayhem weekend and will be announcing our line-up over the coming weeks. All we can say is that it's looking like it'll be another vintage year!"

Caroline Hennigan, Broadway's Programme Director, is looking forward to welcoming Mayhem fans from across the UK back to Broadway Cinema: "Mayhem is one of our biggest weekends of the year, with an amazing atmosphere that always brings in new film fans to Broadway. The Mayhem team - Steven, Chris and Meli - always programme an eclectic and unique festival that gets people talking and we're sure this year's line-up will be no exception."

Early bird tickets are now on sale and Mayhem fans can purchase either a full festival pass for £75 that includes Thursday evening's screenings or keep it to the weekend only (Friday-Sunday) for £70. Tickets can be purchased from the Broadway website.

In previous years, Mayhem has welcomed many filmmakers from around the world such as Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) for Monsters, Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock) for a special masterclass, Ben Wheatley for a preview screening of Sightseers, Nicolas Roeg for a special screening of Don't Look Now at St. Mary's Church in Nottingham, and cult Canadian collective Astron-6 for The Editor and The Void. Mayhem Film Festival has also hosted special events such as screenings with specially-commissioned live scores from 8MM Orchestra, two exclusive live stage reading of unmade Hammer Films screenplays, The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula in 2015 and Zeppelin V. Pterodactyls in 2017, and a live performance of Tales of HP Lovecraft by The Duke St Workshop featuring British actor Laurence R. Harvey.

Further line-up announcements are expected soon.

For all Mayhem press enquiries, please contact

Cherelle Wilks, Marketing Coordinator, Broadway / c.wilks@broadway.org.uk / 0115 952 6611

Notes to editor

Mayhem Film Festival

Mayhem Film Festival is a cutting-edge event bringing you the very best in genre cinema and television. From premieres, new releases and previews to cult classics, breakthrough shorts, midnight movies, masterclasses, live experiments and more - Mayhem offers a unique and exciting viewing experience for audiences across four days.

Past guests and events have included a screening of Don't Look Now in the Gothic surroundings of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham, with director Nicolas Roeg in attendance, a masterclass with director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla), special interviews with directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) and Robin Hardy (The Wicker Man), and a special archive presentation and interview with Mark Gatiss (The League of
, Sherlock, Doctor Who). Other unique events include a screening of Tod Browning's silent classic The Unknown with a specially-composed original live score by 8mm Orchestra, and a panel from the cast and creators of hit BBC TV series Being Human.

"We cannot recommend Mayhem Film Festival highly enough." Sci-Fi Now
"One of the best organised horror gatherings around..." Dark Side Magazine
"Mayhem amply captures the zeitgeist in horror, science-fiction and cult cinema...and boasts some of the finest programming around." Starburst


About Broadway Cinema:

Screening independent British and World film alongside Hollywood blockbusters and classic cinema retrospectives, Broadway is one of the UK's leading independent cinemas attracting thousands of visitors each year to its four screen cinema, Café Bar and meeting, workshop and office spaces.

Broadway's wider role includes encouraging the development of new talent and supporting learning through programmes such as the BFI Film Academy, and innovation and enterprise for people working in the creative and digital industries with initiatives such Near Now, Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation, and the Near Now Fellowship, their artistic and professional development programme.

Broadway hosts award-winning filmmakers such as Jeanie Finlay (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth) and Wellington Studios (BAFTA Scotland award-winning Calibre, London to Brighton ) who regularly receive international acclaim for their work. Broadway is also the home of the BFI's Film Hub Midlands, a key driving force behind film culture in the Midlands that provides training and funding to ensure people in the region watch, make and show films and has also been awarded a BFI Screen Diversity Mark.

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