Phantom Stories – Duke of York’s Theater, London.
On my way in to Ghost Stories to compose this survey a marginally anxious looking couple asked the attendant ตำนานลึกลับ “is it extremely frightening?” When the attendant guaranteed them that it was they looked appropriately stressed but then simultaneously satisfied. I think this summarizes what makes Ghost Stories work. Those in the crowd who come hoping to be unnerved will be. Like a Hitchcock film it’s everything in the anticipation.
The Duke of York theater have truly gotten down to business to make the correct air. The steps prompting the slows down has been finished to seem as though the old stockroom where the main scene is set. As a makeover it’s less Laurence Llewelyn Bowen but rather more Jim Bowen. It’s a pleasant touch however.
I speculate the 9.30pm beginning has less to do with the show being moderately short at one hour twenty minutes with no stretch yet more to urge the crowd to have a beverage or two already. For sure the bar opens an hour prior to the show. The odd soul of the fluid kind surely adds to the environment.
Sat other than me there was a little appropriately joyful gathering. The decent youngster close to me who was very camp made proper acquaintance including “please try to remain cautioned on the off chance that it gets too frightening I may grasp you.” Now I was terrified.
Why is Ghost Stories frightening?
The impacts are acceptable. To be expected as author/chief Andy Nyman is a performer who has worked for a long time with Derron Brown.
The phantoms are contemporary and individual. In such huge numbers of phantom stories the apparition is a medieval priest or headless aristocrat yet here the phantoms are genuine individuals we can identify with. The photographs appeared during the talk are like those we as a whole have in our family collections. That makes it individual and frightening.
It’s basically an elegantly composed play with an absolutely startling unexpected development.
Phantom stories is organized as a talk which leads into every scene. Anyway I won’t state anything else as that would ruin it for you. Surely toward the finish of the play the crowd are approached to stay discreet fairly like toward the finish of Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap.
Would I suggest Ghost Stories? Truly. Come in the correct soul (excuse the play on words) and appreciate it. Do rest soundly and don’t have bad dreams.
Composed and coordinated by Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentlemen) and Andy Nyman. Additionally coordinated via Sean Holmes. Andy Nyman likewise stars as the educator of parapsychology