Horror

When I first heard about Jakop Ahlbom’s Horror presented by Sadlers Wells, I was intrigued. A horror film produced for the stage? Count me in!

Horror tells the story of a young woman returning to her family home with two friends to discover what happened to her older sister. The play is eerie and unsettling from the first moment, with a gorgeously creepy stage design and an amazing soundscape.

As flashbacks of the past are interwoven with the present, the story quickly escalates. Moments of absolute darkness provide a great vehicle for quick changes and a few jump scares, the majority of Horror’s ability to terrify is delivered through clever stage design and a great story.

Borrowing from and building on iconic scenes from the horror genre,  this show is absolutely stunning. It runs without an interval as well, which is perfect as it ensures immersion and at about an hour and a half it’s not too long to sit through easily.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going in, but came out thoroughly satisfied by a beautifully scary show. I’m rating this one five out of six rainbow sloths. 

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