It was great to meet up with many of the UK’s top bizarre entertainers in Whitby at the weekend. Doomsday V is a gathering of like-minded entertainers who convene to demonstrate their own performances and share ideas and effects. I had the privilege of lecturing on my approach to Gothic storytelling during the Sunday mornings session and managed to sell out of my lecture notes at the end of it. As ever one of the most bizarre things about the Whitby weekend was the venue; Sneaton Castle is a convent and Christian convention centre. If only they knew what was going in their theatre!!