Thursday, 8 July 2010
We like Ghost Stories, the marvellously scary play currently showing at The Duke of York theatre. First seen at The Lyric, Hammersmith to a rapturous (if terrified audience, Ghost Stories is written by WLTT favorite League of Gentlemen's Jeremey Dyson. As one would expect of a gentleman that writes with a novel turn in wrongness the script is woven with a thread of tongue in cheek darkness. Andy Nyman who was the masterful co-creator of Deren Brown's stage productions took on the dual role as of co-writer and leading actor. Nyman plays a sceptical paraphyschologist who leads the audience through what appears to be an academic seminar seeking to disprove evidence presented by a series of anecdotal ghost stories. As the stories unfold a heart stopping, house of horrors vibe takes the audience on a nail biting journey, punctuated with a series of cheap but blood curdling thrills. We're sorry to say that one of our number screamed like a baby throughout. Leave your cynicism at the door and enjoy a romping good night of hair raising horror.