Ghost Stories – Will Make You Wear The Brown Underpants
The creators of the bizarre TV show, The League of Gentlemen (Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman) have turned their talents towards a stage play in London that is different to the norm – it deliberately sets out to scare the crap out of you. Ghost Stories is a series of skits set around some of the nasty things ghosts may do to people. You can’t see a preview or anything about the play anywhere, but I don’t want to spoil it for you either by revealing too much.
I checked out Ghost Stories when I stopped over in London recently – and I enjoyed it simply because it breaks the mould of what a play should be. Most people go to the London West End Theatre district to check famous plays such as The Phantom of The Opera, Cats, and West Side Story.
But Ghost Stories smashes all of these pre-conceptions of a West End play.
I’m not usually one that goes for the horror genre, but I enjoyed this offbeat version of a play.
Here is a trailer to give you some idea.
Ghost Stories Play Trailer
Ghost Stories is portrayed effectively because the creators use a clever mix of dim lighting, sudden loud noises, and carefully built up suspense. I’m not usually scared by horror movies as such, but there were some instances where I was feeling quite tense from the carefully created scenes.
In fact, one woman sitting behind me was so tense, that there was a part involving an opening door which made her scream ‘F&$* me’.
Unfortunately, she was the only person in the audience to say this, hence the entire crowed burst into laughter! And a bit of British Slang!
Here is an interview with the creators of the Ghost Stories play:
More Ghost Stories Stuff
Check out more at the official Ghost Stories website.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Visit Britain for shouting me a ticket!