Halloween theatre in London
Get the chills with some seriously spooky Halloween theatre
Wed Oct 2 2013
© The Woman in Black
Seeking a bigger scare than you'll get from the local sugar-swindling kids? Spend your Halloween at one of these terrifying London theatre shows.
Halloween shows in London
- Rated as: 4/5
- Critics choice
It's been over 20 years since this skillful adaptation of Susan Hill's 1983 Gothic horror story first started setting West End audience a-shiver. 'The Woman in Black' remains perennially popular – particularly, it seems, with generally hard-to-please teenagers – which is testament to its rough-theatre appeal and the extraordinary and enduring potency, not of guts, gore or special effects, but of simple suggestion.
Gothic and gruesome circus clan The Circus of Horrors – as seen on 'Britain's Got Talent' – heads off on a national tour with their brand of extreme entertainment, including sword swallower Hannibal Hellmurto, fully recovered after impaling himself live on stage, circus acts and live music from Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell. Inspired by the now lost horror movie 'London After Midnight'. Not suitable for children.
Two specially filmed performances of Danny Boyle's staging of Mary Shelley in a new adaptation by Nick Dear. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his hideous creation, whose fates become entwined with devastating consequences. The cruelty of man gradually corrupts the creature and he wreaks revenge on Frankenstein and his bride-to-be, Agatha.
- Various venues
- Rated as: 4/5
I’m not sure any show ‘deserves’ to be the most successful entertainment event of all time, but I’ll hand it current holder of that title, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ – it still works hard for its audience.
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