Based on the hunt for the Beast of Exmoor, multi story have created a
hugely entertaining psychological thriller.
In the winter of 1982 scores of sheep were savagely slaughtered on Exmoor. A Beast was on the loose.
The Marines were called in. Amateur hunters joined the fray. The press-hounds bayed across the moor.
But this wasn't the first time the Beast had struck. Nor was it the last.
The hunt for the Beast of Exmoor provides the starting point for a tense exploration of our fascination with Beasts
A marine on the moor. A mysterious woman at his side – there to help or to hinder? For the soldier, fresh from conflict, the hunt takes on a startling significance. And the tale takes on a life of its own, interweaving stories and myths from other times and other traditions to examine the nature of the beast – and the fate of the hero who hunts it.
Hercules and the Lion, Diana and Acteon, Beowulf and Grendel - even the Werewolf of Ilfracombe
- they all make an appearance along with the Marines and other assorted victims and hunters.
This pacy two-hander uses the lightning-quick changes of character and the heightened physicality for which multi story is renowned, plus their considerable musical skills and computer-generated imagery, to tell its story.