Each encounter is unique but similarly showed to the audience – through dark and silent visuals to quick flashes of bright light and loud sounds. Each story is keeping everyone on the edges of their seats as it is building up the suspense and this tension as we know for a fact that something will happen and for some reason we just we can’t wait for it to happen!
Even if the stage is covered in darkness most of the time - it is very well designed artistically. The scenes are very minimalistic with a small amount of props which helps to focus (or de-focus) on a specific subject. With a combination of lights this creates a perfect set up building tension visually. Synchronizing the audio to all of the movements, situations and effects in the background is creating great audiovisual art too.
The actors have done a tremendous job playing their characters. Each one is vivid and unique in their personality, movements and charisma. Mike has his great ‘wooz’ while sending the message; Tony has an excellent accent which fits his older character, Simon is all over the place like most teenagers, Goodman is impeccable with his character transformation.
The show is definitely for people over the age of 15 and not for those of weak heart but is it truly that scary? No. because the show does heavily rely on the sound effect which are the jump factors. Yes, there are gruesome scenes and they might make most of the audience members uneasy but not scared.
Nonetheless, the 'Ghost Stories' is a great show and one of the best plays I have had a chance to see and review. It falls a bit short, there was a hunger for more fright and it was not a pure horror. It was excellent play with a remarkable story and even more awesome special effects that working together delivered a great experience.
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