Three Tales of Terror from the award-winning creators of Dalloway, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, Orlando, Christmas Gothic and The Time Machine.
An artist, gripped by the clutching fingers of a dead past; a scientist, defying nature in the dark realm of the senses; an expectant father driven mad by creeping shadows… In the darkness between life and death, a lone, haunted woman tells chilling tales of the macabre and uncanny, of love, loss, death and the darkness beyond, illuminating the curious frailties of human nature.
The Victorian fascination with tales of mystery and the supernatural created an enduring legacy of Gothic fiction. Today, Charles Dickens, M R James, and Edgar Allan Poe continue to be celebrated, yet many of the most chilling, strange and terrifying ghost stories created by the incredibly popular female writers of that era – Mary Shelley, George Eliot, M E Braddon, Edith Wharton, Edith Nesbit et al – have gathered dust and been forgotten. Till now…
This dark celebration of female gothic is adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Dalloway, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Orlando, Austen’s Women).
Directed by Olivier Award Winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe, The Shark Is Broken).
Winner of the ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award.
Duration: 75 minutes no interval
Recommended age: 10+
A performance that holds the audience in the palm of its hand… a near perfect piece of theatre.
A macabre masterpiece. Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous. Don’t miss it
Here is a masterclass in storytelling. Chilling, haunting, dazzling. Female Gothic is a real delight. Brilliant, brilliant work.
Injects life into your imagination. Exquisite… Brilliant. Beautiful.
This is how horror ought to be done.It will chill your blood to the marrow.
Wonderfully eerie… and manages to capture that most intangible of theatre goals, the real fear of the audience.