Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Ghost Stories

Yesterday, it was theatre day! We went to see the ‘Ghost Stories’ in the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. I enjoy their productions very much because they are well made and much cheaper than West End.

This time it was no different. The play was interesting. It lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes without any break. The general idea is about a professor narrating three ghost stories by interviewing the main characters that lived each one of them. The actors playing were quite good and I really enjoyed the sets and direction. Unfortunately, the stories themselves are not that scary but predictable. They reminded me of the ‘Tales of The Crypt’ TV series. They rely on startling / scaring the spectators with loud creepy noises in the dark. I fear that the play fails to catch the atmosphere of other plays, like for example the ‘Woman in Black’ which I did enjoy more.

Overall, I think that it was a nice play, but not something exceptional. If you don’t have something else to go and see, it is not a waste of time.

Ah, they make a reference in the play of this website (scienceofghosts.com) that contains pictures where something ghostly appears. If you have time, take a look at it... It’s fun

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