A frighteningly focussed man of many talents, passports and identities arrives at England’s broken heart, a haunted midlands town that has collapsed to a black hole of dreams, only to find that that this new territory is as at least as strange and dangerous as he is. Attempting to locate a certain person and a certain artefact for his insistent client, he finds himself sinking in a quicksand twilight world of dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely 1930s private eyes and violent chiaroscuro women… and this is Northampton when it’s still awake. Once the town closes its eyes there is another world entirely going on beneath the twitching lids, a world of glittering and sinister delirium much worse than any social or economic devastation. Welcome to the British nightmare, with its gorgeous flesh, its tinsel and its luminous light-entertainment monsters; its hallucinatory austerity. Welcome to The Show.

Director Mitch Jenkins


Cast Tom Burke (War & Peace), Siobhan Hewlett (Show Pieces), Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country), Richard Dillane (The White Princess) and Moore himself.

Producers Tom Brown, Mike Elliott, Jim Mooney

Production Credits Lex Films, Emu Films

Mitch Jenkins

Photographer and director Mitch Jenkins is a visual storyteller who specialises in filmic, narrative-driven work. His experience on huge productions – handling talent and directing large crews – is combined with an artistic voice that is given free rein in his eccentric personal projects. Born in Kent and bred in Suffolk, Mitch left school early to work for the local newspaper as a darkroom printer. Within months he had become a junior photographer and his career took off from there. The commissions rolled in, from directing pop promos to becoming the lead celebrity photographer for the Times Magazine, shooting the likes of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Patrick Stewart. Commercial clients are drawn to his work too, and his evocative sense of drama works especially well on campaigns for high-profile TV shows. Mitch has a longstanding relationship with Alan Moore, the revered comic book writer with whom he has collaborated with multiple times. The first creation, Show Pieces, has been told through five atmospheric shorts. The ongoing partnership is built on the pair’s complementary skill sets, shared artistic vision and mutual love of Northampton.