Wednesday, May 04, 2011

'GHOST STORIES' - Duke of York theatre, London.

Saturday just gone I went to London to see Andy Nyman's and Jeremy Dyson's 'Ghost Stories' at The Duke of York theatre. I love a good spooky play at the theatre and this one certainly is a top peice of theatre of fright. I won't go into the actual plot and story of 'Ghost Stories' [It seems a tradition that audience members don't reveal any of the plot]. I will say that if you enjoy theatre productions of plays like Susan Hill's classic 'The Woman in Black', you will love 'Ghost Stories' for its spookiness, eerieness, and creepyness, but you will also experiance the intense, the monstrous and also have a few laughs along the way. The production has amazing atmosphere and special effects that are Incredible, that sometimes makes you think "How the Hell was that done?". Andy Nyman's and Jeremy Dyson's love and understanding of all things ghostly and horrific certainly comes through this production with plenty of thrills and chills that will make many people jump, scream, or get the pulse pumping a little faster.

Ever since 'Ghost Stories' opened in Liverpool at the Liverpool Playhouse and at The Lyric Hammersmith, over 130,000 audience members have been thrilled and chilled. And now playing in the West end to still packed shows. So please don't just take my word for it, if you have the nerves and are 15years old and over then do see this wonderful creepy play which ends this year on June 19th.

Thanks Andy.


Hanny said...

That sounds like it was great fun.

Helen said...

Glad you enjoyed it - we're seeing it next week with my brother, who's seeing it for the second time. Have you seen Andy Nyman's blog? I think you'd enjoy it ...
The man's a genius.

Paul said...

Hi Hanny, yes 'Ghost Stories' was certainly great fun, highly recommended if you love a good creepy Ghost Story.

Hi Helen
Hope you had a great time seeing Ghost Stories and didn't get too spooked. I have seen Andy Nyman's blog thank you. Andy is such a talented, nice and funny man.

Helen said...

Hi Paul,
Ghost Stories was completely brilliant - and is still staying with me!! I never thought old Anthony Newley would creep me out ... very spooky, and very very clever. Loved it.

Love your blog - you feature many things that I remember (I've always been fascinated by ghosts, ghouls and monsters) but that I feared were figments of my imagination as no-one else seems to remember them! Thank you!

Paul said...

Hi Helen
I am so very pleased you enjoyed and got spooked seeing Ghost Stories. It certainly was agreat peice of classic theatre. Would loved to have seen it again.

Glad you like the blog and that it has bought back many things you remember.Glad to keep those monster memories alive.